With rising concerns over health, viruses, and living sanitary lives after the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a surge in cleaning chemical related poisonings. In the beginning of 2020, calls to poison control centers spiked by 20%. Many people described difficulties breathing, dizziness, and vomiting from inhaling or ingesting the chemical products.
The rush to disinfect our homes is understandable, but the rise in poisonings related to chemical cleaners is harrowing and concerning. Having a clean home, sanitizing our hands, and disinfecting our processions doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our health and wellbeing.
Know Your Cleaning Products
One of the most important steps in preventing these poisonings is to know for certain the products that you are using—and know what is in them! Look at the ingredients in the cleaners you are using before you use them in your home. If you have a local maid service that comes to clean your home, politely ask them what cleaning products they use when they provide their services.
Knowing what is in your cleaning products is as simple as reading the back labels on the products. Read the labels before you begin using them. You can even research the effects the ingredients can have on your health.
If you are uncomfortable with the results of your research and what is lurking inside your cleaning products and sanitizers, you don’t have to settle. The good news is we don’t have to use chemical cleaners to effectively disinfect and clean our homes. There are safe, natural alternatives!
A Safe Alternative to Chemical Disinfectants
If using and inhaling chemicals is a risk to our health, then what is the safe alternative? Maid to Shine believes in using natural, safe, 100% green cleaning products. It protects the clients we clean for, and it protects our cleaning techs from constantly inhaling or accidentally ingesting harmful chemicals.
Do your research. A quick Google search can show you safe, natural alternatives to chemical cleaners. Do some follow up research to make sure that the natural products are exactly what they are advertised to be and are genuinely green products!Even in uncertain times with COVID-19, there are safe and ethical ways to have your homes sanitized. It’s even possible for professional cleaning services to provide a green clean, too! A little bit of investigative research will clue you into what is safe and what is not. You and your family deserve the peace of mind knowing that you aren’t poisoning your body with toxic chemicals.