Day: November 2, 2023

What Chemicals to avoid when cleaning?

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    Have you ever considered the chemicals contained in cleaning products can be toxic and harmful? It’s important to know before what chemicals are known to avoid so you can look out for yor health and hygiene. After the 2020 pandemic everyone is being even more cautious, even more with chemicals.

    JoncoWest is here to provide you the right information when it comes to the type of chemicals you should avoid and become aware of your surroundings. Please feel free to continue through to read on about what chemicals you should avoid while cleaning.

    A 2003 study led by Kenneth D. Rosenman, a professor of medicine at Michigan State University, found that 12 percent of the work-related asthma cases in four states were associated with exposure to cleaning products (Rosenman 2003).


    Children born to women who held cleaning jobs while pregnant have an elevated risk of birth defects, according to a 2010 study by the New York State Department of Health.

    These are some of the research and information conducted by the Environmental Working Group. Let’s take a look at some of the chemicals that could put you or a loved one at risk. Read furthur to find out.

    As you can read above most of the chemicals mentioned are more risker towards pregnancy and children. It’s definitely important to make sure you and a loved one is avoiding these harmful chemicals, as safely and responsibly as possible.

    Here are some chemicals to stay away from:


    PHTHALATES is a very harmful chemicals in this picture it states that this harmful chemical is linked to hormone disruption and reproductive harm to baby boys.


    SULPHATES: It is another harmful chemical such as SLS and SLES.  Parabens and sulphates are found in anything from shampoos and conditioners, to deodorants and lip balms, and they seem to be the swear words of the natural hair care industry.


    TRICLOSAN : Triclosan is a common ingredient in a lot of commonly used products, such as antibacterial soap, toothpaste, body wash, deodorant, kitchenware, etc.


    (QUATS) QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPUNDS: are antimicrobial chemicals that are used in a variety of different products ranging from spermicidal jellies, to dishwashing liquids, hand soaps, air fresheners and disinfectants.  They make clothes feel softer after being washed so they’re also a common ingredient in fabric softeners.


    CHLORINE:  Chlorine kills bacteria – it is a disinfectant. It is used to treat drinking water and swimming pool water. It is also used to make hundreds of consumer products from paper to paints, and from textiles to insecticides.
    The point is that there are many toxic chemicals out there to watch out for in the cleaning industry. It’s best to do the research and know what product/chemical you will be using before cleaning. The best solution by avoiding all this is by going green.