Monday, October 15, 2007

Cleaners and Asthma

This article says they found 1 in 7 cases of adult asthma are effected by use of spray cleaners. If they affect adults that badly, what about kids? All the more reason to use homemade stuff. Vinegar, castile soap, essential oils, baking soda, and citrus and enzyme-based cleaners you can find at any natural foods stores clean just as well (if not better), and do not leave chemicals in your house. Try it, you'll like it. :)

1 comment:

  1. The book "The Shopper's Bible" tells you which products are safest and which are the most harmful. It also lists formulas to make homemade toilet bowl cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, carpet cleaner, etc. I've started making my own and am enjoying the change. Basically, soap (Ivory liquid was one that was reccomended), Borax, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda are all of the ingredients you need. (Different amounts and mixtures depending on what you're cleaning.) I got a spray bottle and labeled what each was for. I feel a lot less worried about the baby putting his feet on our floors w/o Swiffer juice and our counters not being toxic than I did before.