Kids are the apple of our eyes. Once they are born, these lil munchkins start becoming mischievous day by day and the entire house will be in chaos. Even the parents would be engrossed in their work and would be difficult for them to find time for their loved ones. The only thing that matters to them is the health of their loved ones and if at all God forbid something happens to their children, they go through any lengths to make sure they are safe and happy. When all these measures are taken, why do kids fall sick or why do they suffer from allergies?
Yes, kids eat out and they play with children and that might be one of the reasons to fall sick, but one doesn’t develop allergies all at once. It's a slow process and a long exposure to toxic substances might be one of the reasons for kids to fall sick. Small children stay at home most of the day and something present in the household might be the reason for allergy or sickness to happen. After extensive research Rebecca Sutton, Ph.D., a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), explains, “In terms of household cleaners, neither ingredients nor products must meet any sort of safety standard, nor is any testing data or notification required before bringing a product to market.The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say, environmental experts. We’re exposed to them routinely — from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven cleaners. Ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption and neurotoxicity.
Here is the exclusive list of various household items that might be the major reason for kids falling sick:
1. Air fresheners
Many fragranced household products like air fresheners, dish soaps etc contain phthalates which are responsible for disrupting the endocrine system. Those fragrances in fresheners are due to the phthalates present in it and when inhaled leads to reduced sperm counts and also breast cancers in early stages for women. Continuous exposure from childhood will eventually lead to the above diseases.
2. Antibacterial Soaps
Antibacterial is the new hype everywhere, there are many soap products that market that their product is antibacterial. these soaps contain Quaternary Ammonium Compounds or “QUATS” which leads to a no. of respiratory illness and allergies and this on further exposure might lead to asthma too. Shocking isn't !!.The ingredients used to kill bacteria in these soaps can also encourage the development of drug-resistant superbugs.
3. Floor cleaners
Floor cleaners are a huge sell wherein which they make sure the floors are clean and leave a fragrance smell but at the cost of what? The floor cleaners contain chemicals like ammonia, chlorine, phosphates etc which leads to skin irritation, chronic bronchitis, asthma, respiratory difficulties, etc. These products do the task of cleaning but the chemicals present in them is deadly in nature.
4. Products that create suds (shampoo, liquid soap, bubble bath, laundry detergent)
Ingredients such as 1,4-dioxane, diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), sodium laureth sulfate, PEG compounds, etc. are present in these products which are carcinogens in nature and long exposure to these substances leads to cancer, various respiratory illness skin diseases etc. in the short term exposure to them leads to rashes and blisters.
5. Glass and window cleaners
These cleaners contain chemicals like chlorine and ammonia in them, which, when exposed to the skin leads to rashes and blisters and if at all they are mixed with bleach, produces a toxic fume, which leads to respiratory illness and loss of coordination and lung irritation.
Shocking isn't!! These normal household products might be responsible for your kids to fall sick. There is a solution for this and that is to go organic and develop soaps and cleaners at home. By doing this, we make sure that no toxic mentioned above can affect your kids. To help you with this, we at Tinystep have developed a brand new completely natural floor cleaner. The Tinystep floor cleaner is the only product in India that is completely organic and it can effortlessly clean your tiles without leaving any white residue on your floor while leaving a refreshing smell. It's pocket-friendly too. Sounds like a win-win situation right ?? Go get yourself one and give one more reason for your kids to roam around and explore.
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