Here's How Toxic Cleaning Products Affect Your Health

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Here's How Toxic Cleaning Products Affect Your Health

The potential risks of traditional products.

Have you ever stopped to consider the chemicals in your cleaning products? Most people don't realise that the types of chemicals they introduce into their home affect not only the environment, but also the health of their family, cleaner, or pets. 

Why are these chemicals so bad? They can have a range of negative health effects, from short-term irritation to long-term chronic illnesses. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of toxic cleaning products, as their bodies are still developing and they are more likely to come into contact with household surfaces and objects. 

Dermatitis and Skin Irritation

One of the primary health risks associated with traditional cleaning products is dermatitis, which can be caused by having wet hands for extended periods throughout the day

This is particularly concerning for people who work in cleaning jobs or regularly use cleaning products at home. Dermatitis can cause redness, itching, and inflammation of the skin, which can be uncomfortable and painful. In some cases, repeated exposure to cleaning chemicals can lead to chronic dermatitis, which can significantly impact a person's quality of life.

Respiratory Issues and Indoor Air Pollution

VOCs (volatile organic compounds - or chemicals that easily turn into gases) and other chemicals released when using cleaning supplies contribute to chronic respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and headaches. Studies are underway to assess how these chemicals affect people who have asthma and other respiratory illnesses.

The chemicals present in traditional cleaning products can linger in the air long after their use, creating an unhealthy environment for cleaners and building occupants alike.

Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk

Certain cleaning products, such as furniture polish and air fresheners, contain formaldehyde, which is a known human carcinogen. Formaldehyde is also a respiratory irritant that can cause coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

The Shift Towards Eco-Friendly Alternatives

The case for probiotic cleaning.

As awareness grows regarding the detrimental effects of toxic cleaning products on our health, more and more people are turning to eco-friendly alternatives to maintain a clean and healthy living environment. Among these alternatives, probiotic cleaning has gained significant attention and for good reason.

Probiotic cleaners, like those offered by YOKUU, harness the power of beneficial bacteria to naturally clean and purify your surroundings. These cleaners contain live microorganisms that work in harmony with the environment, utilizing their natural abilities to break down harmful substances and eliminate unwanted odors. By introducing probiotics into your cleaning routine, you not only reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals but also contribute to a healthier microbial balance in your home

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