Stuff to get rid of.

May 1, 2009 at 4:28 pm 2 comments

Stuff to get rid of

Candles, especially scented
Commercial laundry detergent, especially those with added fragrances
Dryer sheets and commercial fabric softener
Drain cleaners (a plumber is better, anyway)
Perfume, aftershave, scented soaps, shower body washes, etc., etc.
Anti-bacterial ANYTHING
Potpourri, Air fresheners, Incense
Pesticides, Herbicides

Watch out for these ingredients

Look at the ingredients on your products. These ingredients have been deemed “generally safe” in small amounts by our government, that’s why they can be sold in your grocery store. But under your sink they are outgassing their containers and mixing together with each other in a chemical soup. Do you really think that toxic air stays inside your cupboard? How many hours of the day do you spend standing at that sink or nearby and inhaling those fumes? (Have you ever walked by a janitor’s closet? Ugh.)

Here are some common ingredients of commercial household products:

Ammonia Fatal when swallowed
Ammonium Hydroxide Corrosive, irritant
Bleach Potentially fatal if ingested
Chlorine Number one cause of poisonings in children
Formaldehyde Highly toxic; known carcinogen
Hydrochloric acid Corrosive, eye and skin irritant
Hydrochloric bleach Eye, skin and respiratory tract irritant
Lye Severe damage to stomach and esophagus if ingested
Naphtha Depresses the central nervous system
Nitrobenzene Causes skin discoloration, shallow breathing, vomiting, and death
Perchlorethylene Damages liver, kidney, nervous system
Petroleum Distillates Highly flammable; suspected carcinogen
Phenol Extremely dangerous; suspected carcinogen; fatal taken internally
Propylene Glycol Immunogen; main ingredient in antifreeze
Sodium hypochlorit Potentially fatal
Sodium laurel sulfate Carcinogen, toxin, genetic mutagen
Sodium tripolyphosphate Irritant
Trichloroethane Damages liver and kidneys

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Heather Hoyt  |  May 5, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I use all green safe products in my home. I started using them a year and a half ago. I know that my family will live healthier and longer lives because of my decision. Please call me at (607)547-4434 to find out how I pay less than grocery stores charge and have a home with little to no indoor air pollution!!

    • 2. smartklean  |  May 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm

      What are you using as laundry cleaners?


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