Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby Sara on 18 Nov 2012, 03:29

Household cleaner fumes can also irritate your baby's eyes, causing redness and watering. If splashed directly into the eyes, some cleaners can cause serious damage. :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby Adele on 18 Nov 2012, 03:35

Some researchers believe that having a home that's too clean can increase the long-term risk of allergies in a child. It's called the hygiene hypothesis. Without some exposure to germs, a child's immune system might not develop normally. Instead, it becomes hypersensitive and begins to overreact to harmless allergens, like pollen or dander.
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Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby Gina on 18 Nov 2012, 03:41

Seriously? Cleanliness could also be a problem? How much dirt is supposed to be allowed? :?: :?:
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Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby jake on 18 Nov 2012, 11:15

The point is to avoid excessive use of household cleaners. Poisoning could also arise; kids under age 5 may swallow poisons like household cleaners, sometimes with devastating effects. :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby Danielle on 18 Nov 2012, 11:28

Some household cleaners may present us with unknown health effects. For instance, fragrances from some cleaners may contain chemicals like phthalates. While we don't know what their health effects are for sure, some studies have found a possible connection between phthalates and disrupted hormone levels.
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Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby Geraldine on 18 Nov 2012, 11:34

Also, powerful fumes from household cleaners can irritate your baby's airways, making allergy or asthma symptoms worse.
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Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby Lois on 18 Nov 2012, 11:47

How then can we do child-safe cleaning? How do you know which cleaner is good for household?
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Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby jake on 18 Nov 2012, 11:53

Experts say that you should look for household cleaners that are less caustic and friendlier to both the environment and the body. Look for "green" and "nontoxic" cleaners, or products that say, "petroleum-free," "biodegradable," "phosphate-free," "VOC-free," or "solvent-free." :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby Geraldine on 18 Nov 2012, 12:10

Less is more. Many household cleaners can be diluted with water and clean quite effectively, says Ogden. Diluting a cleaner is an easy way of making it less harsh and better for child-safe cleaning :mrgreen:
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Re: Kids And Chemicals in Your Home(Indoor Air pollution)

Postby Sara on 18 Nov 2012, 12:19

Antibacterial soap not only contains chemicals you don't need, but in the long term it may increase the risk of creating tougher, resistant bacteria. Plain, old soap will get the germs off just as well. Avoid the antibacterial soaps. :!: :!: :!:
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