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Are Your Cleaning Products Harming You?

Are Your Cleaning Products

Harming You?

With everything thats happening, cleaners are becoming an essential part of everyday life, but are the toxic chemicals in them doing more harm than good? We react to these toxins in all sorts of damaging ways and choosing a more natural alternative can be a savior while still making sure everything around you is sanitary!

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People have been disinfecting every surface in their homes since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a COVID-19 pandemic on March 11, 2020.

A 16% to 20% increase in calls to poison control centers has been reported due to exposure to cleaning solutions people are using to disinfect. One of the biggest culprits are people mixing over the counter cleaning products they are using.  Mixing chemicals can cause a reaction that produces dangerous and even fatal fumes.

If you are looking to thoroughly disinfect a surface you need to begin with a clean surface. Soap and water prove to be the best options for cleaning up dirt and grime. Soap also inactivates viruses.

Here are 3 solutions that effectively disinfects surfaces.

Alcohol-based disinfectants contain either ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol at different levels of strength. Alcohol kills bacteria and also addresses fungi and viruses at concentrations above 60%.

Chlorine bleach kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi, but is also known to irritate your mucous membranes and form deadly gases when exposed to heat or light. Bleach also requires 10 to 60 minutes of contact to disinfect surfaces.

Hydrogen peroxide, at concentrations of 1% to 7.5%, as opposed to bleach, doesn’t produce any dangerous compounds. A better alternative is accelerated hydrogen peroxide (AHP), which works faster at killing viruses.

Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces are meant to help reduce the spread of viral and bacterial infections. Another way to reduce your potential for infection is to protect your immune system. Keep your immune system functioning optimally with a nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, a positive attitude, and regular chiropractic care.

Remember your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.

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Asheville Chiropractors Dr. Nicole Lindsey and Dr. Brian Gennett specialize in natural health care and spinal correction. The Doctors take the whole body approach when treating patient’s and help you discover the cause of your health problems. Dr. Nicole and Dr. Bryan help many people with gluten and gut disorders and will guide you back into balance with the use of chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, vitamins, weight loss and nutritional advice.

 

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