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Your Cleaning Product’s Dirty Little Secret

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Do you know what’s hiding in your cleaning products?

Cleaning product companies tell you that keeping your home clean requires an army of cleaning products and air fresheners. Wipes, sprays, powders, all with the promise of making you home healthier by killing germs and removing dirt. More often than not, these products are also filled infused with scents to make your daily chores a more pleasant experience and give your home a “fresh”, “clean” scent.

So what are these companies not telling you?

These cleaning products also have tons of toxic chemicals that are harmful to your health. These products usually recommend to repeat frequently, which means repeat exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. The Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) commissioned an independent laboratory to test twenty popular cleaning products for hidden toxic chemicals from five top companies: Clorox, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson and Son, and Sunshine Makers (Simple Green). Products tested included all-purpose cleaners, laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners, disinfectant sprays, and furniture polish. Here is what they found:

  • Some products contained reproductive toxins such as toluene and phthalates, carcinogens like 1,4-dioxane and chloroform, and a hormone disrupting synthetic musk.
  • Several known allergens were also detected in these products, the highest levels of which appeared in fragranced air fresheners.
  • Allergens were found in products marketed as fragrance-free.
  • None of these chemicals were listed on the product’s label.

What is in your cleaning products? Do you know? Click here for a full report.

 

About the Author:

Kris Carlson is an Independent Sales Consultant and Senior Executive Vice President. After hearing about Norwex from a friend in Minnesota and finding out about the Norwex mission and product line, she saw the opportunity to provide for her family, reduce the chemicals in her own home while saving money and time, and share with others how they could do the same. After much success in her home state of Minnesota, Kris relocated her family to North Carolina in 2013 to bring the Norwex message to a new area. Her team has grown to over 15,000 in six years and continues to grow. Kris is the 2015 and 2016 recipient of the Norwex award for #1 Group Leader and #1 Recruiter in the United States. If you are looking to buy, host an event or become a Norwex consultant, I can help! I am currently located in North Carolina, but my service area is throughout the entire us, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, And Wyoming. Feel free to contact me for more information.

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