The Real Dirt On Clean
The Story Behind Get Clean
Sloan Barnett, journalist, and mother tells her story about her son Spencer that out
of no where developed Asthma. With no history of Asthma on either side of the family
they looked to there cleaners. It was the hidden ingredients in their cleaners that was
causing the problem, when they switched brands, Spencer never had another problem.
The thing is your child, your pets or you may not have a “problem” with your current
cleaners, however there are thousands of cleaners that are unsafe and even though you
don’t have a “problem”. The toxins in them are still affecting your health.
The real dirt on clean.
You know that good, healthy feeling you get when you’ve just cleaned house? Sorry to spoil it, but you may have just made your home dirtier.
Think of it this way. You wouldn’t let your kids play with toxic chemicals, so why would you let the baby crawl over a floor that’s just been wiped with them? That’s much more dangerous than the orange juice that was just there.
How dangerous? Just take a look at these statistics.
- Over 90% of poison exposures happen at home.
- Common chlorine bleach is the #1 household chemical involved in poisoning.
- Organic pollutants, found in many common cleaners and even air fresheners, are found at levels 2 to 5 times higher inside your home than out.
- A person who spends 15 minutes cleaning scale off shower walls could inhale three times the “acute one-hour exposure limit” for glycol ether-containing products set by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.
- Common cleaners give off fumes that can potentially increase the risk of kids developing asthma, the most common chronic childhood disease.• 1 in 13 school-aged children has asthma. Rates in children under five have increased more than 160%from 1980 – 1994.
- Children are highly vulnerable to chemical toxicants. Pound for pound of body weight, children drink more water, eat more food, and breathe more air than adults. The implication of this is that children will have substantially heavier exposures than adults to any toxicants that are present in water, food, or air.
• If your home is anything like the average U.S. home, you generate more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste each year (the EPA designates toilet cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, oven cleaners, and bleach as hazardous waste).
So What’s Next