Choosing eco-friendly home cleaning products
Eco-friendly home cleaning products that work and are healthy.
Caring for the planet
Every year the environmental situation in the world is getting worse. Eco-activists urge to think about nature and to approach consciously the choice of household chemicals and other essentials. The safe composition does not contain phosphates, phosphonates , parabens and triclosan. These chemicals are toxic to both the body and the environment. Refills will help reduce plastic consumption - new portions of funds in soft pouches .
It is difficult to imagine general cleaning without special chemicals. But while we once again polish the bathroom to a shine, our health may be in danger. A few years ago, Norwegian scientists came to the conclusion that detergents injure not only the skin, but also the lungs. And for pets, contact with chemicals can cause damage to internal organs. Although some manufacturers improve the composition of products over time, others continue to produce chemicals, only adding the mark "environmentally friendly". The risk of buying toxic products is still quite high.
What's in the composition?
The most reliable way to protect yourself from dangerous products is to carefully study the composition. Most household chemicals contain surfactants. Thanks to them, the product can clean difficult dirt and destroy microbes. Surfactants are found in almost all cleaning products. Of these, only non-ionic surfactants ( nsurfactants ) are safe, the content of which does not exceed 5%. But anionic surfactants ( asurfactants ) are not completely washed off the dishes and can enter the body.
"Safe formulation free of phosphates, phosphonates , parabens and triclosan"
When buying cleansers, pay attention to the length of the composition. Reliable manufacturers like Greenway limit themselves to two or three ingredients. But these items should not be in the composition of safe products: sodium lauryl sulfate and laureth sulfate (SLS, SLES), formaldehyde, parabens , triclosan, propylene glycol. They can cause allergies, provoke poisoning, disrupt the microflora of the body and the natural barrier of the skin. And a substance such as triclosan reduces immunity and even causes mutations in animals.
Use it right
At the same time, grandmother's methods do not always work as well as new means. For example, baking soda can scratch furniture, and ammonia can leave an unpleasant odor after cleaning glass. Healthy lifestyle adherents continue to argue which is better: homemade recipes or eco-friendly household chemicals. Many are afraid that chlorine is present in most products. It is no secret that it is an allergen, but it is also a strong disinfectant. How to be? Always wear gloves when cleaning, and if you have a history of allergies, you should also use a mask.