A study conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed some dirty info about cleaning products used in U.S. schools:
EWG’s tests showed that as a group, these 21 products release into the air no fewer than 457 distinct chemicals, some of which are no doubt the source of that nice clean smell. The trouble is, six of those airborne substances are known to cause asthma and another 11 are known, probable or possible cancer-causers in humans.
Unlike adults, children are still in fragile states of development and in effect, toxins can have more harsh consequences to these younger bodies and brains. And the worst part of all this is that these cleaning products are completely unnecessary. There are cleaning products available that are 100% natural and are as effective as the toxic ones.
The video below is awesome. It discusses more about these chemicals and how they make their way into our bodies. It’s pretty crazy…
Kid-Safe Chemicals Act: 10 Americans @ Yahoo! Video