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Childrens Home Safety – How Many of  These  Toxic Household Cleaners

Do You Use in Your Home?

We all want to keep our kids as safe as possible because they are so precious to us. A major way to provide for your childrens home safety is  to have an environment for children that is as toxic–free as possible .

So, it’s necessary to take a look at our household cleaners:

Recent studies indicate dozens of toxic chemicals are showing up in the bloodstreams of American children.

Some can be traced to household cleaning products and others to pesticides and preservatives from non-organic food.

A Canadian study found that women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work away from home.  The study concluded that this was a direct result of the increased exposure to toxic chemicals, many that are found in common household cleaners.

Do you know that poisoning occurs very often in homes where parents are unaware that those cleaning products they use are toxic?

Isn’t that ironic…parents who are doing their best to give their kids a healthy, clean home could instead be poisoning them!

The most frequent calls to poison centers are from frightened parents whose kids have gotten into toxic household cleaners such as: carpet cleaners, chlorine bleach, degreasers, drain cleaners, glass cleaners, mold and mildew removers, oven cleaners, scouring cleansers, toilet bowl cleaners, and tub and tile cleaners.

As a result, problems affecting kids can range from cancer and even death, to damage of skin, mouth, eyes, throat, and more.  Internal organs can also be injured.

The government acknowledges that these household cleaners are hazardous, but regulation only requires that labels indicate if they are combustible, corrosive, poisonous, use caution, etc.

It seems to me that they could be doing a great deal more to alert an unsuspecting and uninformed public.

Think about it this way…babies crawl on the floors you’ve cleaned and then what do they generally do?Babies constantly crawl on floors to get around. Then they put their hands into their mouths...are your floors chemically cleaned? They put their hands into their mouths and all those toxins go right into their bloodstreams.  How about that danger!

Also, are you aware that allergies and asthma are at an all time high?  A major reason may be that most detergents and softeners also contain toxins.

Children lay all night in pajamas and sheets washed in these toxic products.  The chemicals are absorbed by the skin and enter the bloodstream  and work the same way the drugs in the nicotine patch or the estrogen patch do.

Okay, enough said…here are some helpful tips to turn this danger to kids’ health around…

CHILDRENS HOME SAFETY… GENERAL INFO FROM THE EPA –  An EPA publication lists 34 tips in 8 areas.  A few of them are listed below:

1. Help children breathe easier – Don’t smoke at home; keep the home clean (reduce dust, mold, pet dander, etc.); avoid open burning

2. Protect children from lead poisoning – Have children tested for lead; wash children’s hands before they eat –  run the cold water for at least 30 seconds to flush lead from pipes – check older homes for lead in the paint

3. Keep pesticides and other toxic chemicals away from children – Read product labels and follow directions. 

Store pesticides and chemicals in a safe place to protect your kids health.

Wash fruits and vegetables under running water before eating – peel them before eating when possible.

I would add that just washing produce under water has little effect. Use a natural household cleaner made for this purpose and rinse thoroughly.

In a different document, the EPA recognizes the importance of organic fruit and vegetables – no pesticides.

4. Protect children from carbon monoxide poisoning – Check fuel burning appliances, furnace fumes, and chimneys annually; install CO alarms in sleeping areas

5. Protect children from contaminated fish and polluted water –

Be alert for local fish advisories and beach closings

Learn what’s in your drinking water – Think about getting a water purifier.

6. Safeguard children from high levels of radon – have your home tested.

7. Protect Children from too much sun – Wear hats, sunglasses, protective clothing; Use SPF15+ sunscreen & keep infants out of direct sunlight

8. Keep children and mercury apart – Eat a balanced diet but avoid fish with high levels of mercury, such as tuna and swordfish…

Buy wild caught fish, not farm raised – that can contain bacteria.

Replace mercury thermometers with a digital thermometer

Setting even some of the above child home safety standards in your home will help keep your kids safe and well.

Childrens Home Safety…Today’s Health Boosting Tip:*

Did you know that real clean, doesn’t smell like pine trees or bleach? In fact, it doesn’t smell like anything at all.

Really clean is odorless!

*Go find green household cleaners that work well, are cost saving because they are so concentrated, and are safe for you, your family and the environment.

Note: because they are so concentrated, you’ll be able to cut back on the amount of natural household cleaners you purchase.  So, go green and save money.  This  will at the same time, greatly help to reduce the vast number of pollution causing containers that go into landfills.

If you choose to follow even some of these suggestions about safety at home, it will be a win all around – for a healthier you, your family and our planet.

To keep your kids safe and protected from toxic household cleaners, switch to natural, green products.Know that each person can make a healthy difference – IT STARTS WITH YOU!

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.


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  • Bob Andolina

    Great Blog and already loaded with great health tips. I can see this growing very strong for those wanting a great place to come for help.

  • Bob Andolina

    Great Blog and already loaded with great health tips. I can see this growing very strong for those wanting a great place to come for help.

  • admin

    Thank you, Bob…it is my goal to work with anyone who would like to improve their health and wellness.

  • admin

    Thank you, Bob…it is my goal to work with anyone who would like to improve their health and wellness.

  • Marisa Herrera

    Excellent article, Sarah! Extremely valuable information to alert us of the dangers of every-day cleaners used around the house. More people need to know abot the toxic ingredients in all these readily available and commonly used products, and of the harmful repercussions to the health of humans, pets, and ultimately the environment. Whatever goes down the drain or the trash ends up in our environment contaminating water, soil and air.
    All these toxic products should be banned and the manufacturers be liable for the harm they cause. It appears the regulatory agencies and manufacturers are not applying the “Do No Harm” motto nor the precautionary principle. Therefore, it is up to each of us be pro-active towards selecting, endorsing and using safe, non-toxic, green cleaning products and greening our lifestyles.

  • admin

    Marisa – thank you so much for your valuable and insightful comment! My goal is to inform people of family health issues so they can avoid health hazards and thereby keep their children (and themselves) safe and disease free. An added bonus to these practices will also keep our planet healthy, something we all must work on to achieve.

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  • Tile Cleaning Boca Raton

    I really adore what you had to say. Keep going because you definitely bring a new voice to this subject.

  • Sarah Roth

    Ruth, so glad you appreciate my work!

  • Nj1978

    Hello Sarah,
    I started this battle along with you this year. I am teaching how to make safe home cleaning products in my community once a month. My Doctor loved your adobe download so much he begged me to send it to everyone I know. Well documented and informative. Thank you so much for getting the word out.

  • Sarah Roth

    Hi Nina,
    I’m delighted that you’re working to improve the health of families in your community by focusing on safe cleaning products. It’s gratifying to me that your Doctor is on board as well. Just think how many lives you’re touching. Thank you for your wonderful comment!

  • Carpet Cleaning

    Great post thanks a lot. Enjoyed reading it!

  • Sarah Roth

    Hi Dixalisa…am glad you enjoyed my post!

  • Josh Basara

    Hi Sarah,Love your message that “Really clean is odorless!” We’ve been taught the stronger the smell, the better it’s going to work. Not true. There are many non-toxic, chemical-free cleaners out there that are just as effective. So a BIG thank you for bringing attention to this topic.-josh-

  • Sarah Roth

    Josh…thanks for your upbeat comment. It’s amazing how we buy into what commercials repeatedly keep blasting us until we’re brainwashed into believing what they want us to buy!

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