While there are about a million reasons to choose natural cleaning over chemical, here are some of the more compelling reasons to make the switch:
Within 26 seconds after exposure to chemicals such as cleaning products, traces of these chemicals can be found in every organ in the body.
-Chec’s HealtheHouse, the resource for Environmental Health Risks Affecting Your Children
Cancer rates have increased since 1901 from only 1 in 8,000 Americans, to 1 in 3 today. By the year 2010, this disease will afflict 1 of every 2 individuals.
-American Cancer Society
Cancer rates have continued to increase every year since 1970. Brain cancer in children is up
40% in 20 years. Toxic chemicals are largely to blame.
-NY Times, September 29, 1997
Women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work away
from home. The 15-year study concluded it was as a direct result of the much higher exposure
rate to toxic chemicals in common household products.
-Toronto Indoor Air Conference 1990
The toxic chemicals in household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than air
– Environmental Protection Agency report in 1985