Is cleaning your home harmful to your family?
Did you know the air inside an average American home is more polluted than the air outdoors?! 😷
This is just a bit disheartening, to say the least, seeing that our home is where our family spends the majority of their time.
But why? What makes the air so polluted?!
Household cleaners are a big culprit of our homes' polluted air.
The average household cleaner contains about 62 toxic chemicals.
A lot of these chemicals are released into the air when you use them and according to the American Lung Association, they contribute to chronic respiratory problems, allergic reactions and headaches.
Moreover, a recent study found that women responsible for cleaning at home or professionally suffered a more rapid decline in lung function than women who did not clean on a regular basis.
In fact, cleaning only once a week had the same effects as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day! 😱
So what do you do??
OPEN A WINDOW...let some fresh air in and let those toxic fume babies go play outside!
GET A FERN...houseplants are great at purifying your home's air! And according to a 2010 study, ferns removed more formaldehyde than any other houseplant.
CHANGE YOUR CLEANER....you clean almost every day, if not several times a day. Change your cleaner to an all-natural one or make your own. If buying one, make sure you know every ingredient in that cleaner, so that you know what's going into the air in your home every time you spray down your countertops.
Here's to happy and healthy cleaning!
A couple of all natural cleaners you'll enjoy using: