Even the most eco-friendly, inert cleaning product contains chemicals. What is important is the type of chemical and how much of it is present.
In order to avoid exposure to dust, animal dander and dust mites, regular cleaning regimens should be adhered to using effective cleaning products1. For sensitive individuals, cleaning can be a double edged sword. Some cleaning products that contain natural chemicals like tea tree oil or plant extracts may induce an allergic reaction2,3. However, reactions to cleaning products can also occur via non-allergenic reactions such as contact dermatitis and inhalation of irritant compounds.
Chemicals and their function in cleaning products
While cleaning products can contain an array of ingredients, some......