Use Natural Cleaners to remove the Toxic Risk from your home

Written by Chris Western

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Maybe you live in a nice house smelling of alpine meadows with a sparkling bathroom, lovely clean and polished surfaces.

What if someone were to come into your lovely shining home and mix up a cocktail of unknown chemicals for you and your family to distribute aroundrepparttar house. Would you allow it? Of course not. You wouldn’t want potentially poisonous chemicals around your house to pose a risk of contamination torepparttar 110086 air you breath or to what your family eat & drink.

Disturbingly however, they may already be there.

You may think thatrepparttar 110087 ingredients in household products are safe having been tested byrepparttar 110088 authorities and cleared for use because they are known to pose no threat. Sadly, nothing could be further fromrepparttar 110089 truth.

In reality many hazardous chemicals are added to consumer goods. Some of these are known to be hazardous, but current legislation allows for their continued use. This is becauserepparttar 110090 regulations work on ‘safe limits’ of exposure for individual products. The weaknesses of this approach are that they do not add up accumulated doses from multiple sources of exposure, and neither do they take into accountrepparttar 110091 effect on children and unborn infants,repparttar 110092 dosages allowed being based on adult tolerance levels.

Consider some of these common types of household cleaning product and what threat they may carry.

Air Fresheners

Many of these products contain formaldehyde and phenol. The former is a known carcinogen andrepparttar 110093 later can cause skin irritation.

Antibacterial Cleaners

May contain triclosan, which has been connected to liver damage and is readily absorbed throughrepparttar 110094 skin

Carpet and upholstery shampoo

Many contain perchlorethane, which is a carcinogen which damagesrepparttar 110095 liver, kidneys and central nervous system. Ammonium hydroxide may also be present which is a corrosive compound, extremely irritating torepparttar 110096 eyes, skin and respiratory system.

Dishwasher detergents

Studies have shown these to berepparttar 110097 foremost cause of home poisoning incidents. Most products containrepparttar 110098 dry form of chlorine. Scientists and engineers do not handle chlorine without protective clothing. It is extremely dangerous and can very easily be lethal. Indeed, it wasrepparttar 110099 first agent to be used in World War One as a chemical warfare agent.

Dishwashing liquids are labelled ‘harmful if swallowed’ yet it is used to wash your dishes. Can we be certain that no residues are left on your crockery to be picked up by your food?

Furniture polish

Commonly contain nitrobenzene, which is highly toxic and easily absorbed throughrepparttar 110100 skin. Petroleum distillates may also be present, which are highly flammable and have been linked to skin & lung cancer.

Laundry products.

These present a veritable cocktail of chemicals, including ammonia, phosphourous, naphthalene & phenol along with numerous others. They can all cause irritation torepparttar 110101 skin, allergies and sinus problems. Any residue left in your clothes can be absorbed into your body throughrepparttar 110102 skin.

Oven cleaner

These arerepparttar 110103 most powerful toxic products that you can introduce into your home. They contain ammonia and other chemicals which can irritaterepparttar 110104 skin, and produce fumes which can attackrepparttar 110105 respiratory system. Any residue left in your oven may be intensified when you next use it.

Toilet cleaner

These usually contain hydrochloric acid which is highly corrosive,repparttar 110106 eyes and skin being particularly vulnerable to attack, and known to be harmful torepparttar 110107 liver and kidneys. If mixed with other chemical products, chlorine can be produced which can be fatal in high concentrations.

The above is a brief overview ofrepparttar 110108 possible risks, and it must be stressed thatrepparttar 110109 effects noted forrepparttar 110110 individual chemicals are for high levels of exposure. However,repparttar 110111 point being made by many agencies such as Greenpeace is thatrepparttar 110112 level of exposure inrepparttar 110113 home is unknown and unmonitored.

What can you do as a householder to minimiserepparttar 110114 risk to yourself and your family?

The easiest way to avoidrepparttar 110115 risk is to avoidrepparttar 110116 products. Governments are not going to outlawrepparttar 110117 chemicals, andrepparttar 110118 manufacturers are not going to replace them unless they are forced to do so, either by regulation or by consumer pressure.

There are a growing number of manufacturers who are producing safe products based on natural ingredients that do not presentrepparttar 110119 same threats asrepparttar 110120 more established and heavily promoted products.

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Weigh uprepparttar 110121 risks and benefits to your home and its occupants and make your decision.

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Web Conferencing is a friend of the environment

Written by Adi Gaskell

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There are also several important steps to take when setting things up at your end to ensure thatrepparttar videoconference runs smoothly. If you have offices overseas or deal with overseas clientsrepparttar 110085 cost and environmental savings can be even larger. No longer do you have to travel abroad to meet with customers, colleagues or suppliers. Conduct your meetings overrepparttar 110086 web fromrepparttar 110087 comfort of your office and save thousands of pounds and do your bit forrepparttar 110088 environment!

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