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    Common cleaning aids now toxic.

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    Common cleaning aids now toxic.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 25 May 2016, 11:17 am

    By Katie Morley, consumer affairs editor of The Telegraph

    Britain's biggest household cleaning manufacturer has revealed secret list of ingredients including potentially "dangerous" chemicals in products such as Mr Muscle, Glade and Toilet Duck.

    In a bid to address customers' concerns over "clean" fragrances like lemon and vanilla being linked to respiratory problems, cancer and other illnesses, SC Johnson has become the first firm in the UK to reveal every chemical it uses.

    The launch of the company's What Is Inside? site comes as professors at York University warn that the biggest cause of air pollution in British homes is no longer outdoor pollution in the Eighties and Nineties, but fragranced products.




    To some, this will come as a nasty shock as we all think that these products are guaranteed by government watchdogs to be safe to use.

    Well, it seems that this is not the case.

    At least, it is good that SC Johnston has come clean, ( excuse the pun ).


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    Re: Common cleaning aids now toxic.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 26 May 2016, 11:35 am

    Any time anybody stops to read the list of chemicals inside these household cleaners it is not surprising that some of them are bound to be toxic.

    Its a bit of a shock that there is more pollution in the home than there is outside it.
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    Re: Common cleaning aids now toxic.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 27 May 2016, 12:39 pm

    And, while we are on the subject: I bought a Lidl Baufix special bathroom cleaning spray to try to get stains off the bath and while I was spraying I was choking with the fumes, ( had a sore throat for days afterwards ).

    I looked at the instructions, ( too late some might say ), only to find, in the tiniest writing, that it should not be used in confined spaces so as to avoid breathing in the fumes.

    I mean, why should I need to wear a hazmat suit to clean the bathroom ?


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