What's Under Your Sink?

Jill - posted on 04/02/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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What's under your sink?



Carpet Cleaners

-extremely toxic to children. The fumes given off by carpet cleaners can cause cancer and liver damage.



Chlorine

-The Chemical most frequently involved in household poisonings and a potent pollutant. May cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.



Degreasers

-may contain petroleum distillates and butylcelosolve, which can damage lung tissues and dissolve fatty tissue surrounding nerve cells.



Drain Cleaners

-one of the most hazardous products in the home. Can contain lye, which is a strong caustic substance that causes severe corrosive damage to eyes, skin mouth, and stomach. Can be fatal if swallowed.



Glass Cleaners

-may contain ammonia. Fumes from ammonia can irritate skin, eyes, and respiratory system.



Mold & Mildew Removers

-often an acute respiratory irritant. May damage lungs, eyes and skin.



Oven Cleaners

-one of the most dangerous cleaning products. Can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, throat.



Scouring Cleansers

-may contain butyl cellosolve, a petroleum-based solvent that can irritate mucous membranes and cause liver and kidney damage.



Toilet Bowl Cleaners

-one of the most dangerous cleaning products. Can contain chlorine and hydrochloric acid. Harmful to health simply by breathing during use.



Tub & Tile Cleaners

-can contain chlorine and may contribute to the formation of organocholorines, a dangerous class of compounds that can cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.

**Info provided by Shaklee Corporation**



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Allison - posted on 04/02/2010

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None of it :) I'm a PhD chemist, but these things just aren't necessary in the home. We used to use them, but a few years before having our son we ditched it all. It saves tons of money, our health, the environment, and our house is JUST as clean with a little soap, water, baking soda and vinegar!

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