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Poison in the house

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The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say environmental experts, and we are exposed to them every day - from phthalates, synthetic odors to harmful gases from oven cleaners.

All of these ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive and hormonal disorders, and neurotoxicity.

Chlorine is found in toilet cleaners, mold removers and fabric bleaches. Although we take it with tap water, it can cause problems with the airways but also the thyroid gland.

- Symptoms of chlorine inhalation are cough, shortness of breath, which may persist for up to a day or two after exposure. Ingestion of such agents is very dangerous and severe damage to the upper parts of the digestive system is possible, even with the appearance of bleeding. In any case, although the consequences are not fatal, after swallowing this chemical, the help of a doctor must be sought - Plevišić points out.

Phenol or carbolic acid is another common ingredient in cleansers, causing a weakening of the central nervous system. In contact with skin, it can cause ulcers, rashes, bloating and pimples.

The most common chemicals in cleaners

Chlorine - Contains strong cleaning agents. It is suspected to be the cause of chronic bronchitis and asthma and to disrupt the proper functioning of the thyroid gland.

Diethylene glycol - It is an ingredient in window cleaners. It is suspected that it can cause problems with the nervous system.

Petroleum solvent - Can be found in floor cleaners, and can cause damage to cell membranes.

Chlorinated phenol - Possible ingredient in toilet cleaners. It can be the culprit for diseases of the respiratory and vascular systems.

Formaldehyde - A common ingredient in room fresheners, it irritates the respiratory tract.

2-Butoxethanol - Contained in many glass and kitchen cleaners. It is potentially dangerous for the kidneys, liver and respiratory tract.

Perchloroethylene - An ingredient in certain grease removers and carpet cleaners. It poses a danger to the kidneys and liver.

Phenol - Found in some disinfectants. It can be the cause of breathing problems.

Nonylphenol ethoxylate - Ingredient of laundry detergent. It is banned in EU countries because it decomposes into very toxic compounds during washing.

Get the chemicals out of the home, lemon juice and vinegar are the most powerful cleansers

Lemon juice can be used to clean glass, and it is also good for removing stains and unpleasant odors. Cornstarch is good for washing windows, carpets and for polishing furniture.

Essential oils are a good substitute for artificial fragrances, and can also have antibacterial properties.

For problematic fat deposits, you can use alcoholic vinegar in combination with hot water.

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Baking soda is good for many things and is not harmful

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3 months ago

Everything that can be cleaned in the house with baking soda, steam cleaner and lemon peel, I clean, what unfortunately can not, we must use chemicals

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3 months ago

i like the text, i can't wait for your second post

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3 months ago

great tips, i'll use them.

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3 months ago

This is good advice to get rid of chemistry in house cleaning! Thank you so much! You are so good housekeeper and housewife..

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3 months ago

i like the text, i can't wait for your second post

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3 months ago

Very useful to read, keep writing great information for all of us

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3 months ago

Couple of days ago me and my friend cleaned my house, windows, floors, doors. A lot of sprays, toxic and very smelly that my eyes, throat was in terrible situation. I need mountain and fresh air! lol

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3 months ago

I did buy chemicals, but sometimes I use lemon, vinegar and baking soda. For example, when I make lemonade, or when we eat oranges, ie citrus fruits, I rub the furniture with the peel on the inside, I notice that the dust does not stay that much.

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3 months ago

We all use poison to clean the house, there are also natural things but people use it poorly today.

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3 months ago

Chemicals are all around us not just in the house

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3 months ago

The chemicals we use to clean the house really are poison! That is why natural remedies are the smartest solution!

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3 months ago

Super article by you my friend

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3 months ago

Good to know something new information. We must be aware of this toxic chemical which can cause us asthma, cancer, etc

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3 months ago

Magnificient article dear

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3 months ago

Dear friends, you have explained your article in a very nice way about the subject at Poison in the house and you have presented a beautiful way among us

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