Babies and cleaning products DO NOT MIX!
H.O.P.E. wants churches and parents to know 2 things when it comes to church nurseries:
Infants and children are more susceptible to the toxic effects of ingredients in cleaning products than adults.
There are natural solutions for cleaning that a) work better and b) are safer for tiny humans.
Many cleaning products contain the following ingredients with dangerous consequences:
Ammonia: Fatal if swallowed; skin, lung, throat irritant; can cause blindness
Butyl Cellosolve: Irritation and tissue damage from inhalation
Formaldehyde: Known carcinogen
Hydrochloric Acid: Fatal if swallowed; concentrated fumes harmful
Naphtha: Depresses the central nervous system
Perchloroethylene: Damages liver, kidney, nervous system
Petroleum Distillates: Highly flammable; can damage lung tissue and nerve cells
Phenols: Extremely dangerous; suspected carcinogen
Propylene Glycol: Ingestion can damage kidneys, lungs, heart, and nervous system
Sodium Hydroxide (lye): Highly caustic. Contact can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, and throat; can cause liver and kidney damage
Sodium Hypochlorite (chlorine bleach): Contact can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, and throat; can cause liver and kidney damage; causes more poisoning exposures than any household chemical
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: Skin irritant
Sulfuric Acid: Dangerous. Can burn skin. Exposure to concentrated fumes can be carcinogenic
Trichloroethane: Damages liver and kidney
Tiny humans absorb these chemicals as they crawl on the floor / play mats, play with the toys and nap in the swings and cribs!
But, there's hope!
H.O.P.E. offers solutions for church
nurseries looking to be toxin free!