How to Make Lung-Safe Cleaning Products at Home

How to Make Lung-Safe Cleaning Products at Home

Air quality in your home is extremely important to minimize the risks of developing asthma or other lung-related illnesses. In the U.S alone, 1 in 15 homes contains radon, a harmful radioactive gas that can cause coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and even lead to more serious illnesses like lung cancer. Aside from this gas, many store-bought cleaning products contain harmful ingredients and chemicals and contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that release harmful gasses. 

In fact, 1 in 7 adult asthma cases is caused by common household sprays and cleaners. These harmful products include bleach, ammonia, oven cleaners and aerosols, just to name a few. To avoid these harmful chemicals from entering your home and to ensure you and your family stay healthy, cleaning with all-natural, non-toxic cleaning products is the way to go. 

Luckily, most natural ingredients that you can use to safely clean your home are products you probably already have stored in your cupboard. These ingredients include: 

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Lemons
  • Salt
  • Castile soap
  • Borax
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Isopropyl alcohol 
  • Essential oils 

For cleaning lung-safe cleaning tips and DIY cleaning recipes, check out the infographic from Asbestos below.

Guide to Lung-Safe Household Products Infographic

Source: The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com

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