Yes. Home cleaners are complex products created with penitential allergens and even toxic ingredients.
Household cleaners sold as “natural” may contain both allergens and toxic ingredients.
Allergic reactions can occur on your skin or in the airways, such as asthma. The more contact you have with allergens in home cleaning products, the more likely your body will develop an allergology.
That is why I recommend storing home cleaning products simply. Use products that are cleansed without additional ingredients (such as flavoring agents), which are usually allergens.
What are the most common allergens in household cleaners?
They are usually flavors.
“Flavors are complex substances that contain hundreds of different chemicals and are the most common cause of ACD (allergic contact dermatitis) in the United States …. Either to achieve an attractive smell, or to mask unpleasant odors." (one)
They are also often synthetic, which opens up another fact that you need to know about the harmful chemicals in your homemade phthalate cleaning products.
Phthalates are used as synthetic flavors in household cleaners. (2) They are known to be harmful chemical ingredients and have well-founded health effects, including endocrine disruption, impaired neurodevelopment in children, and hypersensitivity reactions such as asthma. Phthalates also pass through the placenta and breast milk. (3)
Preservatives are also allergens in many household cleaners, including some of the most popular "natural"!
A number of natural cleaners contain methylisothiazolinone, a powerful synthetic biocide and preservative in the isothiazolinone group. These are known contact skin allergens that can cause rashes. They are also preservatives that release formaldehyde. (five)
What other chemicals are harmful to household cleaners?
Alkylphenols. These are popular surfactants present in household detergents and surface cleaners since the 1940s. They cause indoor air pollution and are also absorbed by the skin. They accumulate in the body and can mimic estrogen. The most common alkylphenol in household cleaners is 4-t-nonylphenol (4).
Household cleaners become part of the indoor air quality in your home.
Household chemicals are important for the air quality of your home. As the winter cold causes you to close your windows, what is circulating in your home becomes more important than ever, especially in modern, modern and well-insulated homes.
What circulates in your room affects the whole house. Infants and children are most at risk because of their activity and physiology.
How do you choose safe and non-toxic household cleaners?
First of all, using home-made products without fragrance is smart, but it’s not easy to know if your product is really made without flavor.
The label is confusing because "odorless" sometimes means that there is still a masked scent in the product, and therefore the product does not really contain fragrances. Masking fragrances are also potential problems. Look for the odorless label.
Odorless is not a guarantee of hypoallergenic, because the products may contain botanical ingredients that are powerful allergens!
Aromatic cleaners expose you to synthetic fragrances, including the notorious phthalates. (2) Naturally scented products expose you to botanical essential oils, which may also be allergens.
What do I, as a dermatologist who treats patients with sensitive skin, allergies and eczema, recommend for safe home cleaning?
Natural cleaners that are truly natural, non-toxic and hypoallergenic.
That's why i have Spray Care Dr. Bailey Skin Care and Concentrate for cleaning,
I offer these simple and really hypoallergenic, natural Because of the eczema patient, I cared about someone who was allergic to her homemade products. After spending many months trying to help her find the cleaners who cleaned her house but did not call her dermat, I decided to take control.
That's why my homemade cleaning products have no odor, no preservatives, NO VOCS – just natural oils turn into soap that cleanses your surfaces, clothes and everything else you need to clean.
Yes, perpetual dermatitis (rough, wrinkled, itchy skin around the eyes and eyelids) may be caused by your home spray cleaning products. Allergens can also be transferred to your eyelids from your hands after using a household cleaner to do household chores.
Eczema and home cleaning products are often related! Use hypoallergenic household cleaners if you have eczema.
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- Zota AR, Singla V, Adamkiewicz G, other, Reducing chemical exposures at home: opportunities for action, Community Health J Epidemiol 2017;71:937-940. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2016-208676
- Nguyen Quoc Vuong Tran, Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Environmental Toxicants: Epigenetics as a Basic Mechanism, Int J Genomics, May 8, 2017 DOI: 10.1155 / 2017/7526592
- Ruthann A. Rudel, et. al., Endocrine disrupting chemicals in the air inside and out, Atmos Environ, 2009 January 1 43 (1): 170-181, DOI: 10,1016 / j.atmosenv.2008.09.025
- Laura Malinauskiene et. al., formaldehyde can be found in cosmetic products, even if unlabeled, Open Med, 2015; 10 (1) 323-328 July 7, 2015, DOI: 10.1515 / honey-2015-0047
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