Chemicals used in conventional cleaning products and the associated health and environment issues
Petroleum derived surfactants and waxes
Suspected human carcinogen; contaminate blood; can damage immune, cardiovascular, reproductive, and respiratory systems.
Major water pollutant; encourages the growth of algae which eventually depletes the supply of oxygen in the water and leads to the death of fish and other organisms.
Carcinogen; may cause cancer and suppress the immune system.
Skin, eye, nose mouth, throat and lung irritant; can lead to skin allergies, asthma attacks, and pulmonary edema
Skin and eye irritant; pollutant
Deadly; corrosive; lung, skin and eye irritant
Lung, skin and eye irritant; can cause bronchitis, pneumonia, chemical burns, cataracts, corneal damage, skin cancer
Deadly; corrosive; lung, skin and eye irritant; responsible for the most household poisonings in the US
Highly toxic; severely irritates and burns skin, eye, nose, mouth, throat, and lungs; internal consumption can lead to circulatory collapse, convulsions, cold sweats, coma, and death
Skin irritant; headaches, sneezing, and watery eyes; induce or worsen respiratory problems
Petroleum solvents, petroleum detergents
Suspected human carcinogen, contaminate blood; can damage immune, cardiovascular, reproductive, and respiratory systems
Dissolves and destroys tender tissues; eye, nose, and throat irritant
Eye, skin, and respiratory irritant; air and water pollutant
Eye irritant; asthma
Suspected human carcinogen responsible for atmospheric emissions that contribute to global warming; can damage immune, cardiovascular, reproductive, and respiratory systems
Corrosive; can cause burns, eye damage and blindness.