Bleach used in your home as a surface cleaner can be hazardous to you and your families health. Many household cleaning products are irritants of the lungs and nose, but bleach is the king pin front runner for causing reoccurring infections in young children. Its common knowledge that consuming bleach is dangerous but new medical posts provide evidence that being near or around bleach greatly increases the chance of children getting infections or respiratory illnesses. The amount of children that are raised in a household that cleans with bleach weekly, as apposed to no bleach ranges between 20 to 35 percent higher than households that clean with bleach alternatives. The flu and Tonsillitis are the two most common reoccurring illnesses associated with bleach along with other respiratory infections, and if that’s not bad enough, many unnatural cleaning products cause damage to lung lining cells, such as inflamation, which makes it much easier for illness and infections to occur. Even lysol spray can cause many unwanted side effects, such as naseau, vomiting, light headed, dizziness. If you know anything about bleach its not even regulated by any safety organization. In fact if you would walk into a place that is OSHA regulated they require you to use a respiratory mask and gloves when handling this chemical. Most small time household cleaning companies use this chemical to clean your home. Why?? You might ask? Because its cheap and cost effective for them. There are many alternatives to these dangerous chemicals, and as a home owner it is your right to know what options you have, so when searching for the right cleaning service to clean your home make sure they give you options. Not just to try saving a couple bucks when it comes to your health.
The number one most dangerous use for it is cleaning tubs and sinks. The residual of this chemical touching dishes or getting on skin or in a persons eyes is a risk. This has been known to cause many cases of asthma and throat damage. There are also ingredients in bleach such as chlorine that has been proven to be directly related to breast cancer. Now we can go on and on about the hazards of bleach, chlorine, and other house hold cleaning products but I’m sure that by now from reading this article you can see my point. However there are safer ways of using these products without there being such a health risk. But how do you know your cleaning service is using safe amounts and taking the necessary precautions to assuring it is safe. DFW Cleaning Task Force always has our customers best interests in mind. Be sure to ask your current cleaning service provider if they practice safe alternatives with chemicals they use.
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