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Detox Your Home by Changing the Way You Clean


Consider the many household cleaning products you use and become exposed to every day, including products to clean windows, countertops, toilets, furniture, and more. These products often contain more toxic chemicals than you might imagine. Over 80,000 chemicals have been registered in America, and every year about 2,000 new ones appear in numerous products you use every day, including cleaning products.

Toxic Ingredients in Your Household Cleaning Products

“Environmental toxins abound,” says Mark Hyman, MD, in The Blood Sugar Solution. “These contribute to weight gain, obesity, and diabetes. We have to worry about not only what we eat but also the burden of plastics, metals, and pollutants that have been shown to poison and slow our metabolism and lead to weight gain.”

Their many potentially problematic ingredients include fragrances as well as ingredients like the carcinogens formaldehyde and chloroform, which research shows can contribute to problems including cancer. Others, like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), were