Thank goodness for the growing movement of living greener lifestyles. Because of the attention this subject has drawn, the demand for environmentally-safe cleaning products is on the rise. This is a huge benefit for those whom are inflicted with asthma and other serious chemical allergies.
Stores are loaded with a variety of cleaners for toilets, kitchens, wood, glass and more. Most of them contain dangerous chemicals that exacerbate the symptoms of asthma and other related allergies. They emit fumes that throw these victims into labored breathing. For these people, cleaning often becomes a dangerous, scary chore. Hence the ongoing quest for cleaning products that are not only environmentally-safe, but safe for our respiratory tracts as well.
Here are some products that are generally for asthmatics and those with chemical sensitivities or allergies:
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Cleaning Products That Are Safe for Asthmatics
In Your Home Right Now
Mix vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda and use the mixture everywhere in your home. Vinegar alone is also great for getting rid of ants. Lemons mixed with vinegar or baking soda are excellent for cleaning pots and pans. Vinegar and lemon juice will clean your floors beautifully. Plus, the lemon combats the putrid vinegar smell.
Remember that the vinegar smell goes away when it’s dry. For mirrors and glass, vinegar may be used or straight rubbing alcohol. However, the smell of rubbing alcohol lingers longer than vinegar.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Household Cleaners
All of these products have gentle, but thoroughly effective cleaning components without the harsh chemicals that asthmatics and allergy sufferers are so sensitive to. The Mrs. Meyer’s brand is also aromatic and leaves a pleasant smell. Expect to find laundry and dish soap, fabric softener, soy candles, an all-purpose scrub and even dryer sheets.
However, if you investigate the contents of the dryer sheets for this brand, it states “Contains: Vegetable-Derived softening agent, Essential Oils of Geranium, Rose and clove, Fragrance, Biodegradable Paper Sheet.” Be aware of this before purchasing and, if you’re not sure if it’ll antagonize asthma or allergy symptoms, test it carefully before use.
All-Organic Cleaning Products
Allergiesplus.com has products specially formulated with neutral pH conentrate, fragrance fee, no caustics, tallow, sulfonics or other toxins and is hypoallergenic. They make products for the bath, an all-purpose cleaner, a vegetable wash, a glass cleaner and more.
This company has over 25 years of experience formulating plant-based cleaners that work, so you know you will be getting your money’s worth. The products come in clear substance form, have no fragrance and are hypo-allergenic. They make diapers, baby wipes, an all-purpose cleaner, laundry and dish soap.
How to Stay Informed
By always taking a proactive stance and researching all chemical components, you will learn what cleaning products that contain harmful chemicals need to be kept at bay. In an effort to help you with this, download our free list of common harmful chemicals found in household products that trigger asthmatics and allergy sufferers. [insert company link here].
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