Some of the effects of pollution from these products are headaches, fatigue, eye irritation, dizziness. Some people may have nose irritation and throat irritation or respiratory problems. Some of the long-term effects are very serious because it has been found that long-term exposure to pollution from these toxic products can cause heart ailments and even cancer.
That is why experts advise that we should use non-toxic products because they are better, they can help us save money and more importantly, they will protect our planet from pollution.
Let us look at some of the non-toxic home cleaning products.
Baking soda possesses virus-killing abilities and it can not only clean and brighten surfaces but can deodorize as well. So, we can use this for cleaning grease or grime that may be found in our kitchens.
The ingredients of castile soap are plant oils and so, it does not contain animal products, chemical detergents and toxic substances. So, apart from not causing environmental pollution, it will help us clean greasy surfaces and items.
If we face the problem of mold and mildew at our homes, we should immediately opt to use lemon juice because it is the best annihilator of mold and mildew. It can clean greasy surfaces and items and can add shine to them. Another advantage of using lemon juice as a cleaning product is that it smells nicely.
It is a known fact that essential oils are used in aromatherapy. Since they smell nicely, they can be added to homemade products used for cleaning. But we should be careful while choosing essential oils because some of the scents can cause allergies.