REPUBLIC SALE: 40% OFF ON ORDERS ABOVE 999 | No code required |

Are Your Cleaning Products Exposing Your Child To The Risk Of Asthma?

Posted by Kopraan Store on


Maintaining a clean household is an important concern for anyone. Even more so for new parents or those with young children. Add the current Coronavirus pandemic into the mix, and cleaning is surely the number one priority in most households at the moment. With the availability of a wide array of cleaners, soaps, disinfectants, it is an easy to do task. 

What we don’t know while loading our delivery baskets with cleaning products is that many of them might end up doing more damage than cleaning. Common cleaning products like dishwashing soap, dishwasher detergent, multi-surface cleaners, glass cleaners, and laundry soap often have chemical components that are serious health risks to people coming in contact with them. 

Childhood asthma is one of the major side effects of chemical cleaners. Chemical cleaning agents can increase the risk of lung conditions like wheezing or asthma. 

Asthma in Children

Infants are most vulnerable because their immune and respiratory systems haven’t fully developed at that time. They tend to crawl and touch surfaces, put things in their mouths. Their tiny size also means that even a small amount of exposure can cause big damage that lasts through their childhood.

Common cleaning products cause asthma in young children

According to a study, babies who have an early exposure to household cleaning products are associated with the onset of childhood asthma and recurring wheeze by three years of age.

This kind of exposure can easily be avoided by switching to natural, non-toxic cleaners.

What to Avoid

Instead of going by brands and marketing strategies, it is best to go right down to the basics. If the ingredients of a product list the following, put them back on the shelf:

  • Formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, which are both carcinogens
  • Benzalkoinum chloride, found in antibacterial spray cleaners and fabric softeners, is known to cause asthma. It is an active ingredient in all variants of Lizol. Yes, you heard us, Lizol uses Benzalkonium chloride as an active ingredient.
  • Sodium borate (borax/ boric acid), a cleaning agent that can be a hormone disruptor

Also skip products which contain cleaners with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ammonia and bleach. Air fresheners that have unspecified fragrance mixtures and fabric softeners often contain asthma-causing substances are two offenders that can easily be avoided.

What to Adopt

There are many natural cleaners available which do not have the side effects of chemical cleaners. They do not leave toxic residue on surfaces, do not emit harmful gases and don’t cause breathing and skin problems. 

It has been scientifically proven that natural cleaning products bring the same results as chemically produced ones. What they do not come with are the harmful side effects!

So, the only way to really make your home clean and safe is by shunning chemicals. And by doing so you are also saying goodbye to potential health risks like allergies and asthma.

Asthma Asthma in children baby care Childhood asthma Cleaners Eco friendly Kids friendly Lizol Natural cleaners Non toxic cleaning products Organic cleaners side effects of chemical cleaners toxic ingredients

← Older Post Newer Post →

The Clean Slate

2022 resolutions Air Purifiers all natural all natural body wash All Natural Surface Cleaner All Purpose Cleaner Aloe Vera Plant aluminium foil antibacterial antiseptic Appliances aroma Asthma Asthma in children athletics baby care baby friendly baby friendly floor cleaner baby safe baby safe floor cleaner Baby Safe Floor Disinfectant baby-safe bacteria baking soda bath bombs bedding Best Indoor Plants for Health binge watch biodegradable Bisphenol A (BPA) bleach-free Bleaching Blender body wash calm candle candle making carbon emissions carbon footprint Changes Chemical Free chemical-free child friendly Childhood asthma Children chocolate bark Chores Christmas Christmas Crafts Christmas Tree Citrus clean Clean Air clean dishes Clean House clean resolutions Cleaners cleaning cleaning & society cleaning 2022 Cleaning Desk Tips cleaning products cleaning resolutions cleaning shows Cleaning Tips cleaning tools cleaning your tools cloth mask clothes coffee stain cornflour COVID-19 covid-19 care Declutter detangling brush detergent dettol Dirty Dishes Dishwash Dishwasher Dishwashing Liquid Dishwashing Liquid 500ml disinfectant disposable mask diwali DIY diy candles DIY Hacks Dog Safe Floor Cleaner dry skin dry skin winterw dushhera break Easy Peasy Crafts Easy to Care Eco friendly eco friendly home eco friendly swaps eco-friendly gifting ecofriendly environment essential oil candles Experiment fabric conditioner Fertilizers festive season Finances fitness Flame Retardants floor cleaner floor cleaning liquid food waste Formaldehyde fragrance fresh Gardening gender bias gender inequality gender inequality in family gender inequality in home gift wrapping gifting candles granite Grape Ivy Greenery hand sanitiser hand wash hand washing handwash Hard Stains hard water hardwood harmful chemicals home home makeover household chores housework how to clean hydration Indoor plants itching jasmine ketchup Kids friendly kitchen hacks Kitchen Solutions Koparo koparo news Kopraan laundry lavender Lessons life skills lifestyle & wellness Lifestyle and Wellness Lint roller liquid handwash liquid soap Lizol Low maintenance marble floor cleaner Mask mattress mattress cleaning Microwave Minimal watering plants Mixer Mobile mobile phones moisturise Money Money Plant Natural Natural cleaners Natural Dishwashing Liquid natural disinfectant natural floor cleaner Natural Floor Cleaner India natural handwash Natural Laundry Liquid natural soap natural solutions Net Zero Target netflix New New Name New Year new year goals new year resolutions no chemicals No Toxins Non toxic cleaning products Non Toxic Floor Cleaner For Babies Non-toxic nonstick pan nonstick utensils organic Organic cleaners Organic Dishwashing Liquid Organic Produce organise organising shows Organizing Paint parenting pet allergies pet care Pet friendly Pet grooming pet safe Pet Safe Floor Cleaner pet-safe Phosphates Phthalates plan plant based Pocket Money potpourri prime video recycle regular soap Remove Hard Stains resolutions rose rough skin in winters safe safe dishes Safe for pets safe handwash safety sanitizer Santa Claus Savings Science Seeds shoe cleaning shoes shower routine side effects of chemical cleaners silver silver cutlery silver jewellery silverware skincare skincare routine smell Snake Plant sneaker cleaning sneakerhead soap soap bar soft hands Soil Sulfates surfactants sustainability sustainable sustainable gifting Therapeutic tip for cleaning masks Tips to do list Tomatoes toxic ingredients toxin-free toxins toy cleaning toys Triclosan tv shows vegan vegan diet Vegetables vim vim chemicals vim dishwashing gel vim gel ingredients wall Wash your pet water water conservation waterbottle WFH desk white shoes white sneakers White Vinegar winter season winter skin