Many of us don’t think twice when it comes to the household cleaning products we use for cleaning our homes. Many consumers are unaware that the typical cleaning products offered in our local markets contain toxic ingredients that can be harmful to our health and wellbeing. Below is a list of just 3 chemicals you can expect to find in your common household-cleaning product:

Pesticides: Many disinfectant products contain pesticides that are fat-soluble. Once fat-soluble chemicals have been ingested, they are difficult to eliminate from the body. The health effects of pesticides depend on the type of pesticide. Some, such as the organophosphates and carbamates, affect the nervous system. Others may irritate the skin or eyes or affect the hormone system in the body.

Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEs): Can be found in detergents, disinfectants, all-purpose cleaners and laundry cleansers. As a form of pesticides, APEs tend to linger in the body and accumulate in the tissues for a long time.

Formaldehyde: This chemical can be found in household cleaners and disinfectants. Exposure to formaldehyde in humans can result in respiratory symptoms, and eye, nose, and throat irritation.

It is truly astonishing that the products we purchase to help us improve the quality of our lives contain ingredients that are actually harmful. That’s why many conscience consumers have turned to natural and green cleaning products and sought out the help of green cleaning services such as Extreme Green Cleaning.

Serving Ventura, Camarillo, Oxnard and all other cities in Ventura County, Extreme Green Cleaning uses products that are not only safe for your health, but they are also environmentally friendly.

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