Let’s Stop Poisoning Our Children

Household chemicals are like having a loaded gun in your home. The average home today contains more chemicals than found in a typical chemistry lab at the turn of the 20th century. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined that cleaning products are some of the most dangerous substances in the home. Go into your kitchen and bathroom and look under the sinks where you keep your cleaning and personal care supplies. What have you found? Bleach? Dishwasher detergent? Shampoo? Mouthwash? These products can be violent, lethal poisons  with the potential to kill or seriously injure a child. Would you keep a loaded gun under your sink? Of course not. Yet these products can be just as dangerous.

The dangers of swallowing poisons are obvious. What most parents are not as aware of are the dangers of the air pollutants in your home caused by the chemicals in your household cleaning products. It may surprise most people to learn that poisoning by inhalation is more common and can be much more harmful than ingestion.  According to the EPA, most homes have airborne concentrations of hazardous and toxic chemicals that are two to five times higher indoors than outdoors.  Our children are much more vulnerable to chemicals than we adults are. Their nervous and endocrine systems are under development and are much more likely to be disrupted by these harmful chemical messengers. Very young children are especially vulnerable because they crawl around the floor and when they put their hands into their mouths they transfer the toxic chemicals right into their systems.

The good news is the biggest source of chemicals in your home are the easiest to replace.  There are safer, effective alternatives that can help make your home a healthier, safer place and can actually be purchased for less than their toxin-laden counterparts.  One example is Sol-U-Guard Botanical™.  It has a patented disinfectant formula that is even EPA-approved for use in a wide variety of commercial facilities, including day cares, schools, and nurseries.
Send me a private message if you’d like to know more about this and other products I use in my household.

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