According to an article published by the Independent, scientists claim microfiber and water is a great way to clean your home without the use of harmful chemicals. But what many aren’t aware of are the effects everyday household chemical cleaners can have on your health.
ARE MY HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL CLEANERS REALLY THAT BAD?
Yes, unless you think smoking 20 cigarettes a day is good for your lungs. According to a study published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, that’s just how bad chemical sprayers can be for your lungs, and that is just one type of cleaner! What’s even worse is that there are many unknown effects of how chemical cleaners can react with each other. Scary stuff right? Here’s what we do know.
- The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals
- Chemical cleaners can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, nose, throat and lungs
- Chemical cleaners have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption and neurotoxicity.
We are finding out there are more and more harmful effects related to long-term exposure to our household chemical cleaners. So why are we letting our homes become polluted with toxins? Is there an effective way to clean without hazardous chemical cleaners? The answer is yes, and in many cases all you need to use is microfiber and water!
USING MICROFIBER FOR HEALTHIER CLEANING SOLUTIONS!
Here are 2 techniques for healthier cleaning alternatives, by utilizing the cleaning power of microfiber.
1. MICROFIBER AND WATER
Did you know that water is great at lifting many types of surface debris? It is called the universal solvent after all. Most people don’t realize that water is a great tool for cleaning, and when paired with a microfiber product, can take care of most of your household cleaning duties. And we all know that water is not detrimental to your health.
2. MICROFIBER AND CHEMICAL CLEANERS
In some cases you may want to use more than just water. Simply spray a bit of your chemical cleaner on a microfiber product and start wiping away! This still serves as a healthier way to clean because you’ll be putting the pollutants in the microfiber towel, rather than in the air or directly on your surfaces. It’s also a great way to ensure you are not overusing your chemical cleaning product.