Today many people are exposed to a wide range of toxins, such as ozone, nanoparticles, microplastics, household cleaning agents, pesticides, enzymes, emulsifiers, fine dust, exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke and countless chemicals in the air, food and water–all of which are now believed by scientists to harm the epithelial barrier and are subsequently responsible for up to two billion chronic, non-infectious diseases including allergic conditions, inflammatory bowel disorders, celiac disease and even Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s disease, autism spectrum disorders and chronic depression.
By accessing new ingredient information through the “Cleaning Product Right to Know Act”, a new report, “Beyond the Label: Health Impacts of Harmful Ingredients in Cleaning Products”, calls attention to some of the most problematic chemicals used in household cleaning products.
Scientists have detected 109 industrial chemicals in pregnant women and newborn babies, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and 42 “mystery chemicals,” whose sources and uses are unknown.
New research has uncovered a link with Triclosan and fatty liver disease. More specifically, scientists found that the chemical accelerated the development of fatty liver and fibrosis. Mice exposed to Triclosan also had less diversity in their gut microbiomes (less gut microbiome diversity as science has now shown, is generally associated with poorer health).
The results of a new study reveal that cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose a health risk.
The toxins from indoor and outdoor air pollution can trigger eye infections, dry eye disease, eye irritation, burning and itching and vision problems, including blurry vision. This is nothing to take lightly. Scientific studies have confirmed that if exposure to toxic air is prolonged it has the potential to cause chronic and even serious eye diseases like glaucoma.
The results of a new study suggest that children in households with frequent use of toxic chemicals in household cleaners were more likely to show delays in cognitive and language development by age two.
A new first of its kind study suggests infants who are exposed to cleaning products are more likely to develop asthma and wheeze later in life than their unexposed counterparts.
A new study found that exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy to mixtures of suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in consumer products is related to lower IQ in children by age 7.
If you clean with bleach you might want to rethink that practice. Researchers have now discovered that bleach fumes, in combination with light and a citrus compound found in many household products, can form airborne particles that might be harmful when inhaled by pets or people.