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Is Green Cleaning Safer For Homes With Children?

Nov 9, 2016

Children at play in home

Your children are your world, but the world you have them living in might not be the safest. Some cleaners and cleaning materials, may actually be putting your family at risk. Green cleaning solutions are the best options when looking out for the safety of your family. They don’t consist of harmful chemicals that cause a wide range of health issues.

Here are some of the risks of using non-ecofriendly cleaners:

  1. Hard on Children’s Lungs
  2. Substances in non-ecofriendly products are hard on a child’s lungs. Younger children’s lungs aren’t as strong as an adult’s lungs. They can’t handle breathing in the fumes. It may cause the child to cough or have difficulty breathing. Wheezing is a common concern for kids who are exposed to chemicals. Early exposure to cleaners like bleach, glass cleaner, and disinfectants increase a child’s likelihood of developing a breathing problem.

  3. Bad for Children with Breathing Problems Already
  4. For children who have asthma or other breathing problems, the cleaners will irritate the child’s lungs and possibly trigger a serious asthma attack. You might be trying to keep dust, allergens, and pathogens from entering your child’s lungs, but you might be doing them harm by cleaning with traditional disinfectants. Yes, the microbes might be gone, but there’s still the danger of the cleaner.

  5. Caustic Substances
  6. Although not many cleaners still use ammonia, many common cleaners on the market still use isopropyl alcohol, a highly volatile substance. Other dangerous substances include ethanol and methanol. These products even state on the label that they’re toxic.

  7. Other Issues Caused by Cleaners
  8. Studies have indicated exposure to some of the chemicals increase a person’s chance of developing cancer. In children under seven, internal organs, the brain, the immune system and the respiratory system aren’t fully developed. This means these chemicals enter the body and do more damage in children since their organs and bodily systems aren’t strong enough to protect them against these dangers.

  9. Infants and Toddlers
  10. Infants and toddlers put everything in their mouths. When you opt for green cleaning products, you’re choosing substances that won’t harm their internal organs if traces are ingested.

  11. Furry Babies
  12. Don’t forget about your pets. They’re inhaling substances that their bodies can’t handle as well.

Green cleaners are much safer products for daily use, and you should use companies who use green cleaners for residential cleaning. To learn more about our green cleaning services or to schedule an appointment, contact ServiceMaster of Spartanburg today.

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