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Asthma and Chemicals: 1 in 13 School Age Children Have Asthma

by Vicki Zerbee on 2012/01/06

Asthma rates in children under 5 increased 160% from 1980 until 1994.  These are both worrisome.

Asthma and chemicals

A child can develop asthma due to genetic reasons.  But often, there is not a genetic relation – and so it is an environmental reason.

Symptoms of asthma are very frightening, and even life threatening.  The good news is that you can control the amount of chemicals and toxins that your child is exposed to every day.

United States Environmental Protection Agency studies found levels of about a dozen common organic pollutants to be 2 to 5 times higher inside homes than outside. Where do these pollutants come from? They are in your carpet and upholstery – these are harder to manage, but they are also in your air fresheners and especially in your home cleaning products if you aren’t using natural (green) cleaners.

Bleach, toilet bowl cleaners, oven cleaners, and drainer cleaners are classified as hazardous household wastes. They are environmental toxins and proven harmful to human health. So why are they in our homes? It’s scary.

It is also scary to read many cleaning product bottles. There are all kinds of warnings and most poisonings involving children are related to products like these. And we know that the fumes and toxins make it hard for kids and adults who have asthma to breathe.

We do have the choice about what cleaning products we bring in to our homes, and put into the air. What we breathe does affect our health. Powered with this knowledge, why shouldn’t we go ahead and try green cleaning?

Just think: If everybody switched to cleaning their homes with natural, non-toxic, chemical-free, green cleaning products.. how huge that would be.

Our families and our homes are healthier. The environment benefits in multiple ways: less chemicals in the air and in our water supply, cleaner air because concentrated green cleaning products require less manufacture and shipping of containers, and finally less bottles end up in our landfills.

We are all worried about performance. We want our families to be healthy, but we need need our cleaners to clean well. We found a brand where you don’t have to sacrifice clean for green. We did the work testing them against popular brands, plus they are 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Now you can’t go wrong when you clean without chemicals. And your children can breathe a whole lot easier.

To learn more about green cleaning with the Shaklee brand, visit: GET CLEAN GREEN CLEANING.

Here’s a link to a review about how well Basic H2 cleans on a mommy blog site: The Mama Report.

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  • Patrina Domebo

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