As every homeowner will acknowledge, it is vital to utilise safe cleaning products. Be that as it may, not every product available in the market is made equally. Numerous items are comprised of hazardous, lethal chemicals that may clean and possess a pleasant fragrance; however, they unquestionably don’t do much to secure the health of your family. These poisonous chemicals can result in nasty buildups that add to indoor air contamination and cause various other ailments.

Given the abundance of choice, picking the right product for your cleaning needs can be an overwhelming task. Here are some tips that will enable you to navigate the waters and select the safest environment-friendly product from a local supplier –

The ingredient list is of prime importance. If the cleaning item doesn’t tell you what’s in it, it is advisable to leave it on the store shelf. You can even approach the store owner and insist him or her to notify the product manufacturer. Transparency is an integral factor when searching for safe cleaning products. Although there may be products that are safe but their labels don’t reveal much about the list of the constituents and without a proper ingredient list, there is no way to confirm the safety of the products. So, opt for products that tell you exactly what’s in them.

Here is a list of toxic elements that you need to be wary of –

Ammonia is one of the most toxic substances when inhaled, or consumed even in a small quantity.  It can cause several disorders including asthma and bronchitis.

Antibacterial ingredients such as Bleach and Triclosan can lead to antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Ethylene Glycol, commonly found in commercial cleaning products, adversely affects the nervous system, liver & kidneys.

Chlorine Bleach is apparently quite harsh and can cause irritation in eyes and lungs as well.

Before purchasing a cleaning product from a local supplier make sure to check for the presence of such chemicals so that you can avoid their harmful effects.

Even if the label on the product says “Natural”, or even “Eco-Friendly” there is no guarantee that the product is free of chemicals. Verifying the constituents is immensely beneficial in this situation. If you are sceptical about the cleaner you want to purchase, look them up on websites that rate cleaning items as per their safety.

A vast majority of the commercial cleaners inform you on the packaging if they contain harmful chemicals. It is advisable to stay away from products that say on the label Caution, Corrosive, or Irritant.  Instead, opt for natural cleaning products that are not only safe to use but are also easy on the environment.