Are You Using Safe Cleaning Products?

Clean doesn’t have a smell. Really. Those smell-good household cleaners you’re using at home may be exposing your family and your pets to dangerous toxins—and health risks. Did you know that the average household contains 62 toxic chemicals? What may shock you is that many of those toxins are in your shopping cart and in the cleaning basket under your kitchen sink. It may be time to ask yourself: Are you using safe cleaning products?

Carnation Home Cleaning is here to pull back the curtains on the hazardous and harmful chemicals hiding in your cleaners—even in green cleaners—so you can focus on safe cleaning products for your home and your health.

Safe Cleaning Products Don’t Smell

Thanks to advertising, we often think that “clean” means a certain scent. Typically, we get that comfort smell through scented cleaners, including dish soap, hand soap, cleaning sprays, and air fresheners. But did you know that a single scent contains any combination of ingredients from a list of more than 3,000 chemicals? And some of those are common allergens.

But that’s not all.

Where there are scents, there are generally phthalates. Phthalates are endocrine disruptors and can interfere with many of your body’s core systems, including your developmental, neurological, reproductive, and immune systems. Those smell-good fragrances don’t sound as good now, do they? You and your family can be exposed to phthalates by inhaling these products as well as touching them. Safe cleaning products do not contain phthalates.

”Clean” May Really Be “Mean”

Your liquid dishwashing detergent, hand soap, floor cleaner, hard-surface sanitizer, and anything else labeled “antibacterial” contain triclosan. On the surface, triclosan may seem like clean’s best friend—after all, you want to kill bacteria, right? But it’s definitely a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Use—and overuse—of antibacterial products can lead to the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. Just like using an antibiotic you don’t need, using antibacterial products is a real risk. Want more info? The American Medical Association has found no evidence these products make us safer or healthier. In case you were wondering, safe cleaning products don’t contain triclosan.

If You Can’t Say It, Don’t Spray It

Here are two tough-to-say chemicals hiding in your cleaners: 2-butoxyethanol and perchloroethylene. Found in window and multipurpose cleaners, 2-butoxyethanol can cause sore throats as well as major issues that include severe liver and kidney damage. And that perchloroethylene in your spot removers and carpet and upholstery cleaners is classified by the EPA as a possible carcinogen—which means it could cause cancer.

You’ve probably heard the saying as it refers to the food you purchase: If it has ingredients you can’t pronounce, don’t buy it. The same can be applied to cleaning products, especially if you care about the health and safety of your family and friends.

Always Clean, Always Safe

When you make the conscious choice to opt for safe cleaning products, you’re helping not only your family but the environment as well. That’s why Carnation Home Cleaning is committed to only using the best eco-friendly products. Everything we bring into your home is safe for people, pets, and the world. We support your green stance by providing a clean home that doesn’t smell.

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