How to clean your home using natural products
In 2018, California and New Jersey both banned the sale of natural cleaning products and replaced their regulations with stricter rules that allow consumers to buy their own products.
But not everyone is convinced the new regulations are going to make a difference, and some natural products have been found to be more dangerous than others.
Here are five natural products you should avoid buying that contain potentially dangerous ingredients.
Bamboo fiber extract Bamboo Fiber Extract, also known as BFE, is an ingredient in many natural toothpastes and toothpastilles.
It can cause allergic reactions, but it is often used as a filler in commercial toothpaste, according to the FDA.
Sodium bicarbonate Sodium bacarbonate, also called sodium bicylate, is a common chemical used to clean food and food preparation equipment, according the FDA’s website.
It has been shown to cause cancer in lab animals, but has not been linked to any deaths.
Titanium dioxide Titanium dioxide, also commonly known as tungsten dioxide, is used in cosmetics, paints and many other products, according Consumer Reports.
It’s also a common ingredient in natural toothpaste and toothpaste for children, according Toilet Paper and Washable Toothpaste.
Iron oxides iron oxides are a type of chemical that can cause cancer, according Health Canada.
They are also found in many products and food containers.
Sodium fluoride Sodium fluoride, also often called fluoride, is often found in cleaning products.
The EPA says it may be harmful for people with asthma and other allergies to some types of toothpaste.