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What’s Under Your Sink? Toxic Chemicals in Your Cleaners

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Phosphates, bleach and formaldehyde. These are just a few of the dangerous things that inhabit your cleaning cabinet. They may be great for gleaming countertops and sparkling glass, but many cleaning products contain large amounts of toxic chemicals. In fact, an average home contains up to 25 gallons of toxic chemicals, most of which are in store-bought cleaners. These chemicals can aggravate your allergies, poison your pets and wreak havoc on the environment.
 
Check out the slideshow above to learn what toxins are lurking under your sink.
 
For more cleaning tips, take a look at The Best Homemade Cleaning Solutions and 12 Daily Cleaning Essentials.
 
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Tags: Budget, Green Friendly, News & Trends, Cleaning

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