These are pH-stabilizers and are used as emulsifiers and preservatives, in a host of personal care and household cleaning products. They have the ability to interact with nitrates in some products or the raw materials in products to form easily carcinogenic nitrosomes which are easily absorbed Found in: All-purpose household cleaning products, spot removes andContinue reading “A – Z of Toxicity in our home – Ethanolamine – MEA/DEA/TEA”
Ammonia & Ammonium compounds Used in a wide range of household cleaning products like window cleaners, drain cleaners, toilet cleaners, bathroom cleaners, multi-surface cleaners, glass cleaners, and stainless-steel cleaners, it is an inexpensive and effective cleaning chemical. It gives a sparkling, streak-free finish, removes soap scum and fungus and can disinfect household appliances while removingContinue reading “A – Z of Toxicity in our home – Ammonia, Ammonium compounds”
2-Butoxyethanol Also known as 2-butoxy-1-ethanol or Ethelene glycol monobutylether, it is used in a wide range of household cleaning products, and is readily absorbed through skin. It is neurotoxic, damages blood – and the body’s ability to make blood, the central nervous system, kidneys and liver.