Chemicals found in household products
Many of the ingredients contained in household cleaners are known to have detrimental and damaging effects on the environment and humankind.
These are used as water softeners and to improve cleaning. They stimulate growth of algae in receiving waters. This algae grows in such huge quantities that it starves the water of oxygen, killing fish and plant life.
These can cause severe skin conditions and asthma attacks. Enzymes digest stains. During manufacturing enzymes can be genetically engineered to cause pulmonary hemorrhaging.
These are in conventional toilet cleaners, washing powders, dishwasher detergents. During the breakdown of these bleaches carcinogenic, toxic substances are formed.
Whitening agents . They are used to give the illusion of whiteness by attaching themselves to the fabric to reflect white light. Extremely difficult to biodegrade, can cause severe skin irritation and mutate microorganisms in receiving waters.
Used to mask the smell of the ingredients. Many people have allergic reactions to perfume but are unaware until they succumb to symptoms later in life. Just a cheap substitute for natural oils, perfumes and essences.
Petroleum base additives
Most household products are petroleum based, ie polish. These often break down incompletely and contain toxic impurities. They are highly irritant, neuro-Toxin causing depression; they cause allergic reactions and endanger plant and animal life.
Traditionally used to preserve corpses now preserves some products.
Made from water, caustic soda and the fat from dead animals.
Unless stated is from a vegetable source, glycerin will be obtained from the carcasses of dead animals.
Extracted from the processed wool from both live and dead animals.
Added to make soaps easier to mould.