8 Reasons Why Cleaning Frequently Is Actually Very Bad For You

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7Chemicals with chlorine

We’ve all heard of the chemical ‘chlorine’. It is by far one of the most popular ingredients used in household cleaners. Unfortunately, chlorine has the tendency to turn to acid when it comes in contact with water and this can be very dangerous for us. This chemical can also cause breathing problems and skin irritation.

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Better alternatives

Unfortunately, as bad as chlorine is, it still gets the job done and that is the reason why it is one of the most popular ingredients in household chemical cleaners. The best advice we can give is to try not using cleaners with chlorine or if you do, take a few safety precautions.

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8Dishwashing liquids

Everybody uses dishwashing liquids as they are easy to use and it makes cleaning dishes easier and faster. But, did you know that 1mg of dishwashing liquid is consumed by unsuspecting people every day? Yes, while using dishwashing liquids to clean your plates some residue gets left behind and that ends up making its way into our bodies.

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1Dishwashing liquids alternatives

A really good alternative to dishwashing liquids is actually baking soda. All you have to do is mix 1 tbsp of soda in 1 liter of water and you can do your dishes easily with it. Accidentally consuming chemicals like dishwashing liquid can cause irreversible damage to the gastrointestinal tract.

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9The conclusion

The intention of this article was not to scare you away from using household cleaning products but in fact, is to spread awareness about how to keep yourself safe while using them as well as giving you better and safe alternatives. One very important thing to remember is that you should never touch cleaning products with your bare hands and if you spill any, wash your hands immediately.

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