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Harmful Cleaning Chemicals During Spring Cleaning And How To Protect Yourself.

Once Spring hits, most people tear apart their homes getting everything tidy and in order. All the Winter dirt is washed away and the Spring light comes shining through. You whip out all the sprays, the light candles, the paint and you get rid of that Apple Cinnamon scent from Christmas.

But, did you know that many of these cleaning products have harmful chemicals in them? These toxic ingredients should raise a major red flag for you. Risks could be associated with both long-term and short-term use.


Some of the harmful chemicals found in commercial household cleaning products include:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Chloroform
  • Ammonia
  • Chlorine
  • Diethanolamine – DEA
  • Triethanolamine – TEA

These products could cause but are not limited too: dizziness, headaches, sneezing, coughing, vomiting, tremors, loss of coordination and reproductive system irregularities.

Sounds a little scary right? What do you do? Its simple. Just try natural alternatives. You can find either all natural products that don’t contain these chemicals or you can use household baking items. Vinegar is one you can use for cleaning grease. Baking soda is good for cleaning grills, mold, unclogging drains and more. You should also consider getting rid of your pre-scented fresheners and choose to use natural scents such as flowers, lemons and citrus fruits.