Hidden toxins that you did not know existed in cleaning Product Supplies

Household cleaning products supplies that are stored away in closets are highly toxic and not many of us are aware of it. These cleaning supplies generally come with labels and markings that state that it is hazardous to human life. The average cleaning supplies that you get at supermarkets and stores have at least 62 hidden toxic chemicals that affect human life drastically. Out of these, 8 of them are highly toxic and causes various health elements such as cancers, tumors, respiratory disorders, fertility and reproductive disorders, neurotoxicity, hormone imbalances, asthma and more. It also emits noxious fumes and harmful gases that affect the ecosystem and the environment. When human beings are exposed continually to these toxic ingredients on a daily basis, it leaves them at a higher risk. While some of the cleaning products cause chronic reactions such as skin burns, rashes, extreme cases of skin cancers. Try to avoid these toxic ingredients in cleaning supplies and instead choose safer options.

  • Phthalates:

Most of the household cleaning supplies in Adelaide contain the Phthalates toxic ingredient. It is commonly found in dishwashing detergents, soaps, air fresheners as well as in the toilet paper that you use. This is the ingredient which gives out fragrance, yet it poses various health risks. It is known to disrupt the endocrine system, increase blood pressure and cause low sperm count. This toxic ingredient enters into the body through inhalation as well as contact with the skin. It gets absorbed directly into the blood and affects the digestive process.

  • PERC:

The PERC is commonly referred to as Perchloroethylene. This toxic compound is found in Adelaide cleaning supplies such as dry cleaning solutions, carpet cleaners, stain removers, sofa and upholstery cleaners. Perchloroethylene not only affects the environment but it is also a neurotoxin. It is known to cause dizziness headache, vomiting and exposes the user to various other health risks. It enters into the body through inhalation from freshly cleaned clothes and fumed carpets.

  • Triclosan:

The triclosan ingredients are common in liquid hand sanitizers, dish-washing detergents, bathroom soaps. It is present in all those household cleaning products that are labeled as antibacterial. However, not many of us know that this chemical compound in cleaning supplies promotes the thriving of chemical and drug-resistant bacteria.

  • Quats:

The ‘quats’ is the commonly used term for Quaternary ammonium compounds. It is common in cleaning products such as liquid fabric softener, and other cleaning solutions. It is antimicrobial and similar to the triclosan substance. It causes asthma and respiratory disorders. Even healthy people living normal life get asthma when the quats are inhaled.

  • Butoxyethanol:

But oxyethanol is found in solutions that are used for multiple purposes. This includes window cleaners, kitchen counter top cleaner, windowpane cleaners and for cleaning various other surfaces. This compound can be identified with the sweet smell that it emits. When inhaled, it causes liver disorders, kidney damage, respiratory disorders, narcosis and other health complications.