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Beware: Most Green Cleaning Products Contain Glycol Ethers

Beware: Most Green Cleaning Products Contain Glycol Ethers

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  • Many of the most dangerous chemicals used in household cleaning products are not required to be listed on labels.
  • Even “green” cleaning products can contain powerful grease-cutting chemicals such as glycol ethers, derived from crude oil.
  • Overexposure to glycol ethers can cause anemia, intoxication, and irritation of the eyes and nose. In animal studies, low level exposure has been shown to cause birth defects and damage to sperm and testicles.
  • Common household items such as vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice can be used to clean as well, or better, than most toxic counterparts.

By Dr. Mercola

Commercial cleaning products, even "green" ones like Simple Green, clean faster than soap and water can. But this is because they contain small amounts of the most powerful grease-cutting class of chemicals known -- glycol ethers.


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