It’s likely you grew up with a container of bleach in your home. Most people are conditioned to think that whiter whites mean clean and that bleach is essential for laundry, cleaning, and disinfecting bathrooms and other surfaces. Have you recently checked the labels of your cleaning products? You may be surprised how many of those contain chlorine bleach.
Are you familiar with the smell that knocks your socks off from your newly re-opened shop? What about that strong smell that annoys you at the salon or the strong scent of disinfectants when you clean the surfaces in your home or business? These aren’t “smells,” they are fumes from the formaldehyde content of the cleaning and beauty products you may be using or are exposed to in your daily life. Formaldehyde can be found in your laundry and dish detergent, fabric softener, body wash, air fresheners, and even the products for your pets. Don't forget about paint, fertilizers, pesticides, and many cleaning solutions used in our home and workplace.
Do you know what’s in the products you use? Did you know that everything you use or are exposed to is absorbed via your breath, your skin, glands, and hair follicles? Did you know that controversial chemicals are lurking in your soap, body wash, toothpaste, and cleaning solutions? It's usually found in antibacterial products, disinfectants, cosmetics, even in clothing, toys, kitchenware, and furniture. It could be in your yoga mats too! So what’s this controversial chemical taking part in our daily lives, and how safe is it for us considering it's an anti-microbial agent?