What You Clean With Matters: Understanding the Impact on Your Health and Your Family's Health

What You Clean With Matters: Understanding the Impact on Your Health and Your Family's Health


Have you ever stopped to think about the impact that the cleaning products you use might be having on your health, your family’s health, and the planet?


The truth is not all cleaning products are the same or safe for your home, despite the fact that cleaning our homes is important for maintaining a healthy living environment.


Did you know?

Traditional cleaning products can contain a range of chemicals, including ammonia, chlorine, and phthalates, that have been linked to a list of health issues like:


  • Respiratory issues: Many cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can be released into the air we breathe when we use them. These VOCs can irritate the lungs and contribute to respiratory issues such as asthma and bronchitis.
  • Skin irritation: Harsh chemicals found in cleaning products can also cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. This is particularly true for people with sensitive skin or allergies to certain ingredients, such as fragrances or preservatives.
  • Eye irritation: Some cleaning products, such as window cleaners and oven cleaners, can cause eye irritation and even damage the cornea if they come into contact with the eyes.


These chemicals can also contribute to air and water pollution, leading to environmental damage and potential health risks for wildlife and humans alike.


By making the switch to eco-friendly cleaning products, you can clean your home safely and effectively while also reducing your impact on the environment and avoiding harmful chemicals.


Not only are eco-friendly cleaning products better for our health and the environment, but they can also be just as effective as traditional cleaning products. Here are some eco-friendly and people-friendly options to try from The Green Laundress:

  • Multi-Purpose Cleaner (available in various sizes)
  • Laundry Soap
  • Tub Scrub


Kill two birds with one stone this year, improving your health and the environment’s health by switching to more eco-friendly cleaning products this spring!

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