How to make lung-safe and kid-friendly cleaning products?
Did you know the products you’re cleaning your home with could be causing more harm than good? Unfortunately, many store-bought cleaning products contain fragrances and chemicals that can be harmful to those with lung diseases or illnesses and can trigger asthma symptoms in children. According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, children who are exposed to toxic cleaning products are at higher risk for developing childhood asthma.
Many store-bought cleaning products advertise themselves as “clean” or “eco-friendly” when in fact they still contain harmful ingredients. While there are still some great options you can buy at the store, creating your own cleaning products with household ingredients is the easiest and safest way to clean your home.
Cleaning products like bleach, ammonia, and aerosol cleaners are just some of the toxic products you want to avoid. Making the switch to cleaning with natural ingredients—like baking soda, white vinegar, or castile soap—can get the job done without irritating the lungs or causing asthma symptoms.
For more cleaning tips and DIY lung-safe cleaning recipes, check out the infographic from Asbestos below:
Source: The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com