I don’t know about you but I like to deep clean my house in the spring and the fall. Do you get headaches after you use Windex, Clorox, or other cleaning products? I do too! Many common cleaning products that we purchase in the grocery store contain words on their packaging warning that the products are dangerous, poisonous, or flammable. Chlorine, found in bleach, is corrosive and was listed as a hazardous pollutant in the 1990 Clean Air Act. It can also cause cancer-causing chemicals to form in waste water systems. Oven cleaners are also highly corrosive and can cause severe respiratory distress, headaches, depression, and lack of concentration. Many disinfectants contain labels stating that the product “kill germs.” These products usually contain an ingredient known as triclosan, an immunotoxicant and skin toxicant. These products may kill germs but they leave behind harmful chemicals. Ammonia is another chemical commonly found in many household products. This poisonous chemical can be highly irritating to the lungs and can aggravate asthma. In a study released at the Toronto Indoor Air Conference, women who work at home had a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who worked away from home. The study concluded that the deaths were a direct result of increased exposure to toxic chemicals—many of which are found in common household cleaning products. The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that “of chemicals commonly found in homes, 150 have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological abnormalities. That is scary!
I thought to myself, “If these products are affecting me like this, what are they doing to my kids and pets?” And that’s when I switched to Shaklee’s cleaning products. I use them all but one very versatile cleaner is Basic H. You can clean your kitchen, appliances, pots and pans, furniture, woodwork, fixtures, walls, stainless steel, sealed granite, marble, bathrooms, windows and mirrors without streaks, floors, woolens, nylons, and fine fabrics to name a few you can clean with Basic H. A 16 fluid ounce bottle of this amazing cleaner will cost you $12.15 and makes 48 gallons of cleaner. If you become a member for a onetime fee of $19.99, it will cost you $10.35 a bottle. That’s 21 cents per gallon. I know I am making a difference using an environmentally –friendly, nontoxic cleaner that is safe for me, my family, pets, home, and planet. If you want to make a difference you can inquire about ordering Basic H or any other Shaklee product by contacting Sonia @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-806-2452.