Toxic Chemicals and Allergens Found in Household Cleaners

Clean Up Your Home: 5 Chemicals to Avoid in Home Cleaning Products

Clean Up Your Home: 5 Chemicals to Avoid in Home Cleaning Products

Keeping a clean and healthy home is a priority for many moms — so much so that it is the number one thing moms think they are judged about — but what they clean with may be doing more harm than good. Even products labeled as "green" and "kid safe" can be causing allergic reactions or contributing to long-term health issues.

Healthy Child Healthy World has teamed up with Women's Voices For the Earth to share the results of a surprising study about hidden chemicals in household cleaners. An independent lab tested 20 of the name-brand cleaning products and found allergens and toxins in bottles, detergents, dryer sheets, and air fresheners from some of the most popular companies around. Take a look at which products landed on the list, and see what to look out for before buying your next cleaning product.

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