Most people think that inhaling a little bit of mist when they spray cleaning products won't really harm them, but the reality is that many chemicals are fat soluble and difficult to purge from the body. Over time these chemicals accumulate, and scientists and medical experts believe these toxins impact our bodies.
Children are the most vulnerable to the toxic effects of conventional cleaning products and other household chemicals.
Why? They're smaller than adults. Proportionately the same exposure or "dose" will be stronger for a child, pound for pound, than an adult.
Furthermore, children's organs are under-developed and cannot process and purge as well as adults can. Their immune systems are also not fully developed, and their skin is more tender than ours.
Finally, children explore their worlds with their hands and their mouths. They crawl and play on the floor and due to their height they are always closer to the floor than adults. Floors are the largest collector of chemical residues.
Pets, the elderly, those with immune system disorders and chronic illnesses are also more vulnerable to harmful toxins.
People are most often exposed to chemicals in the following ways:
Make sure that your home gets a "green clean" to minimize the number of harmful toxins and chemicals in your environment. Green cleaning can help both you and your home stay clean, healthy, and safe.