FREE SHIPPING | NO MINIMUM ORDER VALUE

What is toxin-free cleaning? … and why it is important

Posted by Kopraan Store on

Cleaner Approach to Cleaning

Across the world, people are making changes to the way they eat, consume and think – eating organic foods, reducing processed meals, reducing the use of single-use plastics, embracing ethical and sustainable fashion, being minimal in their consumption patterns. Ironically, in this shift towards sustainable and healthier living, we often forget the choices we make for our household cleaners

toxin-free-cleaning-natural-cleaners

What’s in Your Cleaner? 

Most commercial cleaners are loaded with toxic and polluting substances. The long-term health effects and environmental pollution caused by using these products cannot be taken lightly. Studies are linking some of the harsh chemicals, dyes and fragrances used to an increase in childhood asthma, reproductive disorders and even cancer.

Why You Need to Make the Switch to Natural Cleaning

Known culprits in chemical cleaners

An important ingredient of cleaning products are ammonia and ammonium compounds. Ammonia is extremely efficient for disinfecting purposes, especially for glass surfaces. However, it can be highly corrosive and there are serious ill-effects of using this mega cleaner. It can cause major irritation to the eyes, nose, throat and the respiratory tract on exposure by touch or inhalation. If ingested it can cause severe internal burns. Moreover, if combined with other chemical cleaners like chlorine bleach ammonia can create toxic gases. 

Similarly, antibacterial soaps have the harmful triclosan and other chemical additives. The US FDA has even proposed a ban on 19 of these chemicals. However, they are still very much a primary component of antibacterial soaps. Interestingly, there is no proof that antibacterial soaps are more effective in fighting germs than regular soaps. In fact, a major concern with using triclosan and other antibacterial substances is that they might end up creating drug-resistant bacteria which are even harder to get rid of.  

Other components of chemical cleaners are no less harmful. Bleach fumes can contain chlorine and chloroform which have been linked to respiratory and neurological problems and cancer. 

2-Butoxyethanol, used in grease and stain removers is a known eye and skin irritant. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl has been associated with reproductive health problems and has been banned in the EU.

toxin-free-cleaning-natural-cleaners

 

The Koparo Alternative

It is important to note that none of these ingredients are necessary for cleaning our homes. At Koparo we question the addition of every chemical to the cleaner and substitute it where possible for naturally derived ingredients. We also maintain 100% transparency about our ingredients. You can find these here.

What’s in Our Bottles?

plant-derived-ingredients-no-harmful-chemicals-no-toxins
baby-safe chemical-free cleaners lifestyle & wellness natural cleaners no chemicals pet-safe toxin-free

← Older Post Newer Post →

The Clean Slate

RSS
Tags
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 Best Indoor Plants for Health biodegradable bleach-free Bleaching Blender body wash calm Changes Chemical Free chemical-free child friendly Childhood asthma Children Chores Christmas Christmas Crafts Christmas Tree Citrus clean Clean Air clean dishes Clean House clean resolutions Cleaners Cleaning cleaning & society Cleaning Desk Tips cleaning products Cleaning Tips 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 Hacks Dog Safe Floor Cleaner Easy Peasy Crafts Easy to Care Eco friendly eco friendly home eco friendly swaps eco-friendly gifting ecofriendly environment Experiment fabric conditioner Fertilizers festive season Finances fitness floor cleaner fragrance fresh Gardening gender bias gender inequality gender inequality in family gender inequality in home gift wrapping Grape Ivy Greenery hand sanitiser hand wash hand washing handwash Hard Stains hard water harmful chemicals home household chores housework how to clean 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 Mask 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 New New Name New Year no chemicals No Toxins Non toxic cleaning products Non Toxic Floor Cleaner For Babies Non-toxic organic Organic cleaners Organic Dishwashing Liquid Organic Produce organise Organizing Paint parenting pet allergies pet care Pet friendly Pet grooming pet safe Pet Safe Floor Cleaner pet-safe Phosphates plan plant based Pocket Money regular soap Remove Hard Stains resolutions rose safe safe dishes Safe for pets safe handwash safety sanitizer Santa Claus Savings Science Seeds shower routine side effects of chemical cleaners silver silver cutlery silver jewellery silverware skincare smell Snake Plant soap soap bar soft hands Soil surfactants sustainability sustainable sustainable gifting Therapeutic tip for cleaning masks Tips Tomatoes toxic ingredients toxin-free toxins toy cleaning toys Triclosan vegan Vegetables wall Wash your pet water water conservation waterbottle WFH desk White Vinegar