Is it me or does anyone else have a set of clothes aside for doing the cleaning? Indeed they are so bleached stained and marked that they can no longer be worn for anything else! Well that was me. I’d never given too much thought to the habitual patterns of cleaning. It was just something that had to be done. Until I asked the question… if these products are having this effect on my clothes what on earth are they doing to me and my family?
It’s not just the person who is using them that is affected. Our children shower where they’ve been used, babies and pets crawl along the floors, and we all sleep in bedsheets that are potentially coated with them.
Did you know that over 80,000 new chemicals have been developed in the last 50 years, but only a handful of them have ever been tested for their effects on human health? Moreover, some of these chemicals are now commonplace in our homes and in items that we use every day. From cleaning products to personal care products, many off-the-shelf consumables contain chemicals of concern. So whether you’re doing the laundry, washing your hair or cleaning the toilet you could be using a chemical that is potentially harmful to you, your loved ones or to our environment.
What’s more shocking is that up to 200 of these new chemicals have been found in the cord blood of newborn babies! Quite an unnerving thought that before a child is even born their little bodies are having to deal with these alien chemicals.
A recent BBC article quoted that “These chemicals are usually unnecessary; microfibre cloths and water are more than enough for most purposes.” So we now have a choice. High quality microfibre that uses just water to clean your home or your body, for that matter, has been proven to clean as effectively as the harshest of chemical cleaners.
To be classed as microfibre the thread in the cloth has to be at least 1/6th the size of a human hair. The threads in a Norwex cloth are 1/200th the size of a human hair, giving them superior mechanical cleaning power to draw dirt into the cloth without cross contamination. Norwex have made it their mission to radically reduce chemicals in our homes and of course a wonderful knock-on effect of using less chemical cleaners is that you reduce your reliance on plastic bottles. No more cupboards full of chemical cleaners, saving you money on your supermarket shop every week.
Norwex Independent Sales Consultant
FB Penny’s Clean & Green