Can your dishwashing liquid hamper your health? 

Posted by YDG Collaborator on

Toxic Residue on your Utensils

Doing the dishes is a never-ending task, we feel you. No matter how much you scrub away, the sink’s never empty, what kind of sorcery is THAT!

To be fair we are lucky to be living in the times of dishwashing liquid, they have made the task less messy. Not to forget the half-dissolved bar that would get stuck to the corners of your soap holder, and sometimes you’d even find the nasty surprise of a green mark under your steel bartans.

If anything at least those bars were honest when they remained on your dishes so at least you could scrub them away. Nowadays with liquid formulas, neon yellow, claiming to harness the power of 100 lemons, their residue may not be visible to you. And yes, even after a rinse residue may remain and absolutely nobody wants to add the extra seasoning of toxins to their dinner, no Sir!

 

Koparo Clean Natural Dishwashing Liquid

 Is your Dishwashing Liquid Toxic?

There is a strong link between what goes into dishwashing liquid and your gut health. Some of these chemicals might get left behind on your dishes, that are not visible to the naked eye, and there is a very good chance you’ll ingest them. One of these chemicals is a surfactant. A surfactant is a substance that is added to soaps to give them a boost in dealing with grease and grime. Your stomach and intestine both have a lining on the inside. Your stomach has a thick lining made of mucus to prevent hydrochloric acid - which helps in the breakdown of food - from harming the delicate surface of your stomach. There are concerns that strong & synthetic surfactants might harm this lining if they can cut across grease easily. 

Now, this is something that might hamper your gut ecology. 

There are a lot of complicated, tongue-twisting and complex ingredients in your dishwashing liquid. We’re here to breakdown some ingredients you ought to vary of - 

    1. Phosphates 

This is a naturally occurring substance, however, when released into the environment in a concentrated form it can be very harmful. It is a water softening mineral and behaves like a fertilizer in water, which means it can cause algal growth in your drainage pipes and ultimately any water body it is let out in. Have you ever come across a water body-coloured green, well that’s due to eutrophication, excessive algal growth on the surface of the water? These blooms deplete the oxygen concentration in water, and no sunlight can penetrate the surface of the water, affecting underwater organisms. It has fatal consequences for marine life and ultimately humans too.

     2. Tricolsan

Also known as the antibacterial and antifungal agent present in many consumer products, including toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments. As of September 2016, United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the incorporation of triclosan and 18 other antimicrobial chemicals from household soap products, because of its toxic consequences. Triclosan’s direct exposure to the skin has been associated with some contact dermatitis and skin irritation reactions. It is also dangerous to our hormones and disrupts our body’s natural thyroid and endocrine systems.

    3. Glycol Ethers:

Glycol Ethers comes in handy when soap and water just don’t work for a very greasy and grimy stain. But this can prove to be very deadly for you and your pet alike as it is the reason behind various birth defects, weight loss, eye, and skin irritation among other fatal diseases. This is an extremely common ingredient in a lot of commercial liquid soaps.

    4. Phthalates 

Used in most cleaning products as a binding agent, this worrisome chemical has been linked phthalates to asthma, breast cancer, obesity attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and type II diabetes, low IQ, neurodevelopmental issues, behavioural issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues.

  1. Formaldehyde

This is a chemical compound that is used to preserve fish and is also shockingly found in a lot of cleaning products. It’s added to detergents along with preservatives so that over time it is slowly released as a preventative to bacterial contamination. However, concentrations of this chemical are toxic within the human body. 

 

Koparo Clean Natural Dishwashing Liquid

Fun Fact about Dishwashers: 

Contemporary dishwashers use 1/10 water of an average hand wash: Recent varied reports state that hand washing your dishes consumes around 100 litres of water per cycle in an average home. Next time you’re thinking about doing a pre-rinse and pre-wash, think again about the water you could be wasting. 

But this doesn’t mean you’ll be left with a pile of stinky dishes, there are a lot of highly effective alternatives you can opt for that do not have any of the above. Our Natural Dishwashing Liquid for one avoids all these ingredients and more. Furthermore, runoffs from this dishwashing product aren’t harmful to the environment at all and are safe for marine life because it is biodegradable and derived from natural ingredients. As for your gut ecology, the only surfactants that go into have been derived from coconut and sugarcane, so it ensures your gut remains happy. Additionally, there is no worry of any chlorine, phosphates, EDTA, or synthetic dyes.

We can’t guarantee your sink will be clear but we can promise that your dishes will be safe for you and the earth!

all natural antibacterial biodegradable bleach-free clean dishes Clean House Dishwashing Liquid organic safe safe dishes

← Older Post Newer Post →

The Clean Slate

RSS
Tags
2022 resolutions air freshner Air Purifiers all natural all natural body wash All Natural Surface Cleaner All Purpose Cleaner Aloe Vera Plant aluminium foil animal animal love antibacterial antiseptic Appliances aroma Asiatic Lion Asthma Asthma in children athletics baby care baby friendly baby friendly floor cleaner baby laundry detergent baby safe baby safe floor cleaner Baby Safe Floor Disinfectant baby-safe bacteria baking soda bath bombs beauty without bunnies bedding Bengal Tiger Best Indoor Plants for Health Best smelling floor cleaner India binge watch biodegradable Bisphenol A (BPA) Black Buck bleach-free Bleaching Blender body wash body wash benefits body wash vs bar soap calm candle candle making car fragrance 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 cleaner cleaners cleaning cleaning & society cleaning 2022 Cleaning Desk Tips cleaning products cleaning resolutions cleaning shows Cleaning Tips cleaning tools cleaning your tools cloth conditioner cloth mask clothes coffee coffee stain cornflour COVID-19 covid-19 care cruelty free customairfreshener Declutter detangling brush detergent dettol Dirty Dishes Dishwash Dishwasher Dishwashing Liquid Dishwashing Liquid 500ml disinfectant disposable mask diwali DIY diy candles DIY Hacks Dog floor cleaner Dog Safe Floor Cleaner dog shampoo dry skin dry skin winterw dushhera break Easy Peasy Crafts Easy to Care Eco friendly eco friendly all purpose cleaner eco friendly home eco friendly swaps eco-friendly gifting ecofriendly environment essential oil candles essential oils Experiment fabric conditioner fabric softener India Fertilizers festive season Finances fitness Flame Retardants floor cleaner floor cleaning liquid food waste Formaldehyde fragrance fresh fresh home Gardening gender bias gender inequality gender inequality in family gender inequality in home gift wrapping gifting candles granite Grape Ivy green cleaning Greenery hand sanitiser hand wash hand washing handmade Handwash Hard Stains hard water hardwood harmful chemicals healthy coat. healthy fur herbal body wash home home decor home makeover household chores housework how to clean hydration Indoor Plants irritation-free skin itching jasmine ketchup Kids friendly kitchen hacks Kitchen Solutions Koparo koparo news Kopraan laundry laundry detergent for babies laundry detergent liquid laundry liquid detergenyt 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 moisturizing and hydrating shampoo Money Money Plant multipurpose cleaner National Endangered Species Day natrural Natural natural ingredients natural body wash natural cleaners Natural Dishwashing Liquid natural disinfectant natural dog product natural floor cleaner Natural Floor Cleaner India natural freshner natural handwash Natural Laundry Liquid natural oil natural product natural soap natural solutions nature 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 body wash Organic cleaners Organic Dishwashing Liquid organic freshner Organic Produce organise organising shows Organizing Paint parenting pet allergies pet care Pet friendly Pet friendly floor cleaner Pet friendly floor cleaner India Pet grooming pet safe Pet Safe Floor Cleaner pet-safe peta peta certified pH Balanced formula Phosphates Phthalates plan plant plant based plant based ingredients plant-based ingredients 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 scent Science Seeds shoe cleaning shoes shower routine side effects of chemical cleaners silver silver cutlery silver jewellery silverware skincare skincare routine smell smells good 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 tuberose tv shows utensil cleaner liquid vagan vegan vegan cleaners vegan diet vegan shower gel 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 wildlife wildlife photography winter season winter skin wood furniture