According to the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) – 50% of illnesses can be traced back to indoor pollution, which again links back to the use of toxic cleaners!
The air inside our homes can be between two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. This is cause for concern for us, but also for the health of our pets, particularly if they spend most of their time inside on the floor.
Floors become hotbeds for toxins – not only from the cleaners we use directly – but also because particulate matter from other household products ends up settling on the ground. This is why it is important to keep the floor clean using pet safe floor cleaners that don’t add any harmful toxins.
Commercial floor cleaners contain ingredients like Ammonium Hydroxide, Fragrances, Chlorine, Phthalates, Sulphates, MEA, , DEA, triclosan, etc. Which are known to cause chronic health issues like dermatitis, asthma, Cancer, autoimmune diseases, hormonal disorders, eye issues, etc. Not to mention the environmental damage, the run off of these cleaners causes.
Why Pets Are More Susceptible To Toxins In Cleaning Products
Since pets spend most of their time on the floor, they are more susceptible to toxin exposure and the health issues that come along with it . Living closer to the ground increases the amount of vaporization of chemicals left behind by floor cleaners which they inhale. Their paws and skin are also in direct contact with toxins on the floor, which can be absorbed through the skin. Furthermore, pets are likely to eat directly off the floor, lick at the floor or at their paws which have been in contact with the floor, and sniff at the floor which puts their sensitive nose into direct contact – all posing the risk of ingesting harmful chemicals from your floor cleaner.
It’s time to make better choices, not only for us but our pets and Mother Earth, who is already burdened with the issues we have caused.
Choose natural alternatives and toxin free cleaners like Happy Puppy Organics’ Natural Enzymatic Floor Cleaner which contains coconut and sugarcane based natural cleaners, and the power of bio-enzymes. Bio-enzymes work to break apart the build-up of grease and organic waste on the floor and ground. It eliminates biofilm (the feeding and breeding sources for pests) and will out-compete potentially harmful bacteria, since the bio-enzymes continue cleaning even 80 hours after use!
The floor cleaner’s natural, and biodegradable surfactants further leave behind a squeaky clean floor without any stickiness and it has been proven to kill 99.9% bacteria and germs like e.coli and Staphylococcus aureus too.
The best part? Due to the presence of bio-enzymes, the floor cleaner also works as an odour and stain remover, making it dual action for households with pets.