How to go green and clean for your family’s good health

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Common household cleaners that you use in your homes may be full of harmful ingredients. Find out about a gentle and effective alternative that has no harmful effects at all on your family's health.

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When you have kids, it’s easy to become very concerned about keeping every corner of your house clean.

It’s easy to become obsessed with cleanliness when you are a parent. As a result, you end up buying a plethora of household cleaning products.

However, many of these products contain a cocktail of very harsh chemicals that could be as, or even more, harmful than dirt to your child’s health. Then, there’s also the environmental impact of these chemicals to consider; we all want our planet to be a safe place for our children.

Realistically, it’s impossible not to clean your house regularly, especially when you have young children. But when you find out what’s really in common household cleaners, you will probably be horrified.

A toxic mix in chemical-based household cleaners

Here are some of the dangerous chemicals that you may be exposing your loved ones to on a regular basis through chemical-based household cleaners:

  • 2-Butoxyphenol, which is a skin and eye irritant and may cause blood disorders.
  • Phthalates (synthetic fragrances) that are linked to developmental abnormalities.
  • Synthetic colourant dyes, which may cause cancer and have other adverse health effects.
  • Parabens, which are linked to reproductive problems.

Do you know what is even scarier than the effects these chemicals can have on your health? It’s that many Singaporean parents are not even aware that their cleaners contain these harmful elements, possibly exposing their precious loved ones to these chemicals on a daily basis.

This is according to the Household Cleaning Products Survey 2015, conducted by theAsianparent’s Insights Team in collaboration with homegrown eco-friendly home cleaning brand bio-home

But if you are panicking — stop right now.

You just need to switch to green, eco-friendly household cleaning products like more and more Singaporean families are choosing to do (according to the survey) — and a really good green brand for you to consider is bio-home.

Find out on the next page just how effective bio-home cleaning products are at cleaning your home, while at the same time, not affecting your family’s health in any way.

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