You would assume that when you use products to disinfect and clean your home, that youare removing all of the unwanted grit and grime. While this may be true, certain products add another undesired element to your home in the form of hazardous chemicals. These chemicals put you and your family’s health at risk, as well as possibly causing serious skin damage.
Oro Gold puts serious time and energy into creating products that are not only safe for your skin, but also improves your skin’s health. The skin products can help prevent damage from many of the common household cleaners we commonly use.
Of course, we want the most for our money. We listen to the advertising campaigns surrounding these brand name cleaning products, boasting things like “industrial strength” cleaning power. Unfortunately, the consumer’s need to feel that they are getting the most for their dollar has translated to thinking more chemicals are a better value. In reality, there are plenty of household cleaners which do not use chemicals and are still very effective.
Even after you have finished cleaning and stored the cleaners away, you could be breathing in the residual chemicals in the air. Your body could absorb these chemicals through your skin, or you could ingest them via cleaned cookware and dishes. There is also no standard format that these cleaning companies must follow when listing the ingredients of their cleaners, making it difficult to identify what they contain. A dangerous chemical, 2-Butoxyethanol, is found in glass cleaners, degreasers, and ovencleaners. Exposure in high amounts has been linked to reproductive problems. Fortunately, the concentration in most cleaners is low, ranging from five to six percent. Stain removers, however, can contain up to twenty-two percent. Ammonia is found in a range of cleaning products, window, oven, bathroom, and drain cleaners. Exposure can harm the skin, lungs, and eyes. When combined with bleach, the result is an extremely poisonous gas.
There is a growing market for greener cleaners which are better for your health and theenvironment. These cleaners use more natural ingredients and are made with more consideration for the environment. If you really want to know what your cleaners are made of, there is always the option of making them yourself. You will find plenty of easy to follow instructions online.
Protecting Your Skin
If you find that you are unable to avoid these harsh cleaners, Oro Gold suggests taking some extra steps to ensure your skin’s health. Use gloves if possible to avoid direct contact and try to limit the length of time you are exposed to these cleaners. After you have finished cleaning,wash your hands and face thoroughly to remove any remaining chemicals. Follow this with an application of Oro Gold Moisturizing Day Cream to counteract any damage.