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How House Chemicals Irritate Asthma and Allergy Sufferers

Updated on October 31, 2012
Household Chemicals put out toxic fumes that irritate the lungs, nose, and throat.
Household Chemicals put out toxic fumes that irritate the lungs, nose, and throat.

The Risk of Toxic House Chemicals

Toxic household chemicals can be found in most homes because they are used for cleaning. But they also present a great risk for people's health. For people who are generally healthy, these chemicals can lead to increased sickness and ill health. For those who already have chronic health problems like asthma or allergies, these chemical can exacerbate and make a bad situation even worse. If you have toxic chemicals in your home like bleach, 409, ammonia, drain cleaners, decreasers, or the like, you need to get rid of them right away.

House Chemicals Can Irritate Asthma and Allergies

The labels on toxic chemicals in your house usually list side affects of inhalation along the lines of 'irritation to your nose and throat' and in some cases can cause dizziness or nausea especially if ingested or swallowed. These are the types of chemicals that, when inhaled, make a person with asthma and allergies experience more severe attacks. Irritation to nose and throat is extremely bad for people with these breathing difficulties. And these chemicals are not something the rest of us want to be breathing either.

The problem is not only will the chemicals irritate asthma and allergies, but they will also make the asthma and allergy problems worse over time. You simply cannot improve your asthma and allergy symptoms by breathing bad air. Your immune system needs rest and recovery time. You need to get these toxic chemicals out of your home immediately and use non-toxic, non-irritating, non-fumigating alternatives instead.

Two Asthma Friendly Cleaning Alternatives.

EnzyMagic is an enzyme based cleaner that you can use for almost all your cleaning needs. It is non-toxic, green, and safe to use. It uses enzymes to break down organic matter. It's an extremely effective degreaser, works great on drains, sinks, toilets, counters, etc... Typically, EnzyMagic is sold in concentrated form and you dilute it down based on your needs.

Hydrogen Peroxide is a people friendly, non toxic, non fumigating alternative that is very effective at killing bacteria and for using on stains and to clean clothes.

Both of these cleaners are excellent alternatives to the toxic substances commonly used in homes. The great news is that when you use these two cleaners, you do not sacrifice quality in the name of health. You still get excellent results.


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