Babies and children can be sensitive to chemicals in cleaning products. Since they spend majority of their time indoors, they will be in constant contact with the cleaning agents. These products release toxins into the air and contributes to indoor air pollution. Therefore, it is important to use the appropriate cleaning agents.
Current Popular Cleaning Agents
Did you know that chemicals in cleaning agents are not regulated? Some of these chemicals may cause immediate effects of irritation while some may cause cancer. Anti-bacterial cleaning agents might also pose long term risk of allergies in a child. Since it cleans up all the germs, the child will not have any exposure to germs. The child’s immune system might not develop normally and become sensitive to harmless allergens.
Make Your Own Cleaning Agent
Instead of using cleaning agents with chemicals, we can create our own natural cleaning agent using inexpensive household products. Mix white vinegar and water with ratio 1:9 to create an all-purpose natural cleaning agent as vinegar kill certain harmful bacteria. Baking soda with water can also be used to clean and brighten surfaces due to its abrasiveness. Add half a cup of baking soda to a bucket of warm water to mop and clean floors. It removes tough stains and does not have a strong smell.
Indoor Air Quality
The chemicals and smell from cleaning agents can be sources of indoor air pollution which cause bad indoor air quality. This increases the probability of babies and children to fall sick. To ensure that there is clean air in your house, use the Purlife airclear 50 which removes 99.7% of air pollutants.