Last week, chemical free cleaning guru, Mysti Reutlinger gave me the lowdown on the dangers of chemical cleaners. As promised, here is part 2 of my interview with the author of “The Pantry Cleaner: Chemical Free Cleaning“. Check out the great tips, advice, and even one recipe she is sharing with Crucial Vacuum first!
CV: Ok, so if I were to start by throwing out one chemical cleaner today, what should it be and why?
MR: Oh, this is a hard question!
I would have to say any chemical that is in an aerosol can. With aerosol cans, not only do you add the chemicals found in the cleaner into the air, you are risking the sight of your loved ones in addition to potentially causing damage to other body systems such as the respiratory and circulatory.
In a study conducted at Brown University and released in 2011, children’s eyesight is most at risk from aerosol sprays. Just using a canned spray cleaner in the vicintiy of children can cause disruption to their vision. The chemicals burn and scar the eyes.
The eyes have no protection from chemicals! The chemicals that touch the eye are flushed directly into the blood stream. This is why your eyes will burn when you clean your home.