Household Toxins and Your Health

The world we live in is toxic and becoming more and more so. Your home environment is no exception. Synthetic, man-made chemicals are in many household cleaning products. They are found in dish soap, laundry soap, toilet bowl cleaner, multipurpose cleaners, window cleaner, dryer sheets, air fresheners, and more. 

According to the American Lung Association, there are many cleaning supplies and household products on the market that can cause numerous health conditions from minor things like throat or eye irritation to headaches all the way to major things like cancer. Read more about it here.

Every time you clean your house some of the ingredients in the products you use enter your body, and those of everyone else, including pets, through the nasal passages or skin. That’s why it’s extremely important to use toxin-free cleaners. 

Residue is left on countertops to be absorbed by your hands or food. Fumes are inhaled when cleanser is poured or sprayed onto surfaces. Your hands are immersed in dish soap and other cleansers and they end up being absorbed by the skin.

Some of the most common chemical toxins found in household cleaners are:

  • Boric acid
  • Chlorine
  • Formaldehyde or formalin
  • Fragrance
  • Phthalates
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Triclosan (or Triclocarban)

Repeated use of products with these ingredients may adversely affect your health. It’s best to limit your exposure.

The National Institutes of Health estimates that up to 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases, and the number is climbing. Today, one in three people are diagnosed with cancer, with scientists projecting the percentage go much higher. 

The American Cancer Society shares that only 5 to 10% of all cancers are caused by gene defects. That means upwards of 90% are linked to diet, lifestyle, and environment, much of which is under your control. 

When I found this out I switched out ALL the cleaning and personal care items in my house one at a time. After having cancer I’m just not willing to take the risk.

If you haven’t already, start monitoring what you allow into your home! 

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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.


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