The effect of chemicals used in both home and garden is in news every once in a while. Some of them are proposed to be banned as they have an ill effect on the air pollution.
Most of the time we use products without knowing about the harmful effect that the chemicals in them have on our well-being. A study shows that regular cleaning products like the shampoos and the oven cleaner too release Volatile Organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to the atmosphere. There are also solutions though. Compost Direct works on how they can replace these harmful chemicals with safer options.
Although research going around the world is revealing the harmful effect of the chemicals on wellbeing, some of the products are banned but others are still found on the shelves of supermarkets. Some examples are:
Hand Soap- Some of them contain triclosan. It probably is responsible for the growth of antibiotic-resistant germs and also has an ill effect on the thyroid hormones of animal
PCBs or polychlorinated biphenyl compounds are emitted by some kitchen cabinet. They are a main cause of cancer.
Garden pesticides mainly neonicotinoid are harmful to the wild bees as well as honey bees.
Benzene is a colorless chemical that is used for making rubbers, lubricants, dyes, and detergents. Upon high exposure, they may not let the cells perform normally.
Formaldehyde is found in varnishes are floor finishes. Upon high exposure, they have long-lasting problems.
Not only these when two domestic chemicals are mixed they may also have a harmful effect. Like toxic chloroform is formed when rubbing alcohol and bleach is mixed.
As you have to use different chemicals regularly it is not possible to stop using them. Then what can help us?
Before purchasing it is best to check out the labels. You should check out for the harmful chemicals mentioned. As more and more people are becoming aware of their ill effects there are organic alternatives available. By paying a bit more price you can confirm good health.
Research also shows that houseplants are quite efficient in reducing the damage that is made by these chemicals. You can also use Topsoil Bags if you like gardening.
Peace Lily not only reduces toxins like ammonia, benzene, and acetone but also prevents them from spreading in rooms. It also can improve the air quality.
According to NASA pineapple plants can reduce snoring and also improve the air quality.
Red-edged Dracaena is also well known for reducing chemicals like trichloroethylene, xylene, and formaldehyde from the air.