EnviroBlog provides this informative article about 7 ingredients in cleaning products that are best avoided. This is useful to know whether you are healthy or ill. Continuous low level exposure to toxic chemicals can gradually lead to various forms of ill health and inflammation not simply chemical sensitivity alone.
I keep my life simple and safe by using the minimum amount of cleaning products. Baking soda and hot water are my #1 cleaning companions. Baking soda is non-toxic, environmentally safe, absorbs fragrance and other odors, and tolerated by most people with chemical sensitivity and environmental illnesses. I find buying a 4 lb. box is usually more economical.
The other products that I use include Bon Ami cleanser and 7th Generation All Purpose Cleaner. However, I want to double check the ingredients in the 7th Generation All Purpose Cleaner. This article lauds 7th Generation for listing all their product ingredients on their website, since most companies do not reveal all ingredients.
There are a number of ingredients in ‘natural’ products that can trigger symptoms for people. “Green” is good, but it doesn’t necessarily mean a product is safe for those with chemical sensitivity.