The Dangers That Lay Inside Household Clean Products


Knowing what chemicals that are in your everyday house-hold cleaning products is important for not only you but all of your family too, pets are especially vulnerable to those toxic elements contained within everyday cleaning products.

Today I’d like to talk about 4 ingredients inside cleaning products and which products contain them.

  • Butoxyethanol (2-BE)

  • MEA (monoethanalomine), DEA (diethanolamine), TEA(triethanolamine)

  • Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs)

  • Phthalate, DEP, DEHP, and DBP

1. Butoxyethanol (2-BE)

A colorless, flammable liquid that is used in solvents,  cleaning solvents are easy to buy online or in your local supermarket, we buy them because they are a solution to removing grease and grime without much elbow grease. they can also be found in things like personal care products like nail polish removers & make-up removal products. Health and safety regulators limit the concentration of 2-BE in most household cleaners to only 5 or 6%. 

Cleaning products that can contain Butoxyethanol

Glass cleaners, laundry cleaners,, carpet cleaner, windshield wiper liquid, oven cleaners and rust removers. 

2.MEA (monoethanalomine), DEA (diethanolamine), TEA (triethanolamine)

Ethanolamine is an emulsifier generally found in personal hygiene products. This products allow other product to come together, imagine water and oil, they will never mix will they, when you use Ethanolamine in the production of make-up and shampoos, sunblocks etc it binds the different ingredients together. highly toxic and should never be swallowed, has been linked to asthma and brain tumors.

Cleaning products contain MEA, DEA, and TEA

Soap, laundry detergents, oven cleaners, glass cleaners, surface cleaners, and floor cleaners.


3. Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs)

Nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPEs) are surfactants that are stronger than house hold chemical, these ingredients are so strong that they are generally only used in  used in industrial cleaning detergents. The EU Environmental Protection Act lists these chemicals as top tier toxic substances.

Cleaning products contain Nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPEs)

Carpet stain removers, car wash products, all-purpose cleaners, toilet cleaners, laundry detergents, floor degreasers

4. Phthalate, DEP, DEHP, and DBP (fragrance chemicals)

Generally accepted an environmental nightmare by Health Canada and listed this chemical as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act because it can have a detrimental effect to our health.

These ingredients are found in every single cleaning product you can think of, with the exception of (eco-friendly products)  however, the biggest culprit is carpet cleaning fragrances, these fragrances come from synthetically made chemicals: which can cause Asthma and other allergies. 

5,000 chemicals are blended together to creating these synthetic fragrances. Used to create certain scents to mask smells of the cleaning chemicals.

Conclusion: Use eco-friendly cleaning products or make your own.

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