Baby safe cleaning products are not just a good idea for the environment, they can also help children minimize the threat of asthma.
Asthma … it is scary, especially when one realizes just how prevalent it is and how many are impacted by the terrible disease (20 million people in the U.S., including 6.1 million children, have asthma). Since 1980, asthma has increased by 600 percent! The Canadian Lung Association and the Asthma Society of Canada has identified common household cleaning products as triggers. With these facts, traditional cleaning products would certainly not be classified as baby safe home cleaning products!
Some facts that support using Baby Safe Cleaning Products to Minimize Asthma
- Asthma is the most common serious chronic childhood disease, and is the 10 third-ranking cause of hospitalization of children under age 15. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute estimates the annual cost for health care and lost productivity associated with asthma is $16 billion.
- Centers for Disease Control estimates 9 million children (12.5% of children, or one out of 13) under 18 years of age in the United States have had asthma diagnosed at some time in their lives.
- The 2004 National Center for Health Statistics report states that the incidence of asthma among preschool-aged children rose by 160 percent between 1980 and 1994 alone.
- Asthma accounts for more than 14 million outpatient clinic visits and nearly 2 million emergency room visits each year
- EPA’s Asthma Facts says asthma accounts for 14 million missed school days each year.
It is often thought that baby safe home cleaning products are more expensive than traditional ones. While this is may not be true, the perception prevails. However, when one considers the consequences and costs of treating asthma, choosing baby safe home cleaning products is clearly the way to go!
Ammonia, found in many degreasers and glass cleaners, is just horrible-smelling. Ammonia irritates the mucous membranes and skin. Ammonia is also thought to contribute to asthma. As reported by American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a European study demonstrated regular use of traditional cleaning sprays, such as air fresheners, furniture cleaners and glass cleaners, was linked to 30 – 50 percent increased risk of asthma.
We recommend the use of Baby Safe Cleaning Products to all of our customers, not just moms and kids!
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