Reasons to Choose Organic Cleaning Products
We all want our home to be clean, free of germs and safe. But do you ever ponder over how the very products you use to clean your home, could affect you and the environment too?
Statistics reveal that on an average, a single American consumer uses over 25 gallons of ‘TOXIC and HAZARDOUS’ chemical cleaning products every year.
If you have a quick look at the label of your branded cleaning product, you’ll find a list of chemicals, most of which can be quite harmful to both; human and environmental health. Concerned? Just swap the chemical-loaded cleaning product you currently use for an organic cleaning product.
Organic cleaning products are now readily available in almost every local department store or supermarket, and are a good, healthier replacement for other cleaning products. Look below- we’ve given you more reasons to switch your bottle of cleanser for organic cleaning products.
Selecting an organic product from a whole variety of other cleverly marketed products can be difficult, but if you do manage to do so, you’re in store for some cool benefits.
With the number of pollutants making way into our lives through different sources, it has become even more important to choose healthier, safer options of anything and everything.
Benefits on human health
The skin is the largest organ of the human body; and is, in many ways, much similar to a sponge. Anything that comes in contact with this organ can be absorbed into the body. Surprised? You may now want to use natural cosmetics for your skin too!
Synthetic, chemical substances that penetrate the body after crossing the skin barrier are not always metabolized and flushed out of the body, and over the time, many such exposures cause a slow, yet steady build-up of toxins in the body, which in turn, lead to many harmful health conditions.
An everyday exposure to chemical-loaded cleaning products can sometimes even cause irreparable damage to human health. Allergic reactions, behavioral problems, respiratory issues, and reproductive abnormalities are common problems occurring as a result of prolonged use of chemical cleaning products. Some products are also thought to be carcinogenic in nature.
Organic cleaning products, on the other hand, may pose less health risks, and are made up of botanical extracts which aid natural cleaning.
Traditional chemical cleaning products are non-biodegradable in nature, and are often composed of harmful toxins, which don’t just affect human health, but also damage the environment. If let out in water, they can cause permanent damage to the marine ecosystem, whereas if disposed in soil, they can contaminate it and render the land useless and infertile.
Many spray cleansers which are being used today contain CFCs, which harm the ozone layer. Many common household cleansers also contain volatile compounds, which cause immense damage to the ecosystem.
Derived from natural, herbal extracts, organic cleaning products are biodegradable in nature, and don’t harm the marine life. They can be safely disposed off without any health or environmental risks,