With Australia’s stringent health regulations, it never crossed my mind that chemicals might not be disclosed to the public, until I recently read this article.
Some common consumer household cleaners contain chemicals that are harmful to human health when released in the air. What a scary thought, considering most of us are using these chemicals on a day-to-day basis!
The biggest culprit, according to this study is a thing called ‘terpenes’ which are most commonly found in fragranced chemicals. The reason for this being is that terpins reach with air to generate pollutants included formaldehyde and ultrafine partiles.
According to the study, even ‘Green’ labeled cleaning products have this harmful chemical in them, if they are fragranced. Take away lesson: if you can, avoid fragrance cleaning products!