Wiping down your kitchen counter might seem like a harmless everyday activity. However, not all cleaning products are created equal, and some can have negative effects on our bodies. At byMATTER, we are fascinated with the inter-relationship between our physical health and our living environments. Here we observe the fundamental ways in which cleaning affects our bodies.
Our home impacts our health
Our living environments have a significant impact on our physical health. The air we breathe, the surfaces we touch, and the water we drink can all have an influence on our bodies. Exposure to mold, dust, and other allergens can lead to respiratory problems, while exposure to lead, asbestos, and other toxins can cause serious health problems.
Cleaning matters to our health and planet
Cleaning plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy living environment. However, many traditional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to our bodies. Some cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, and can cause headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Other cleaning products contain chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin and can cause skin irritation, allergies, and other health problems.
In addition to the negative health effects, the chemicals contained within cleaning products can also have a negative impact on the environment. Many cleaning formulas contain chemicals that can be harmful to aquatic life and can contribute to water pollution. They can also contribute to air pollution and climate change by releasing harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.
The solution to healthier cleaning products
Fortunately, there are alternatives to traditional cleaning products that are safer for our bodies, homes and the environment. byMATTER’s range of bio-active cleaning products are made from probiotics, plant-based ingredients and are free from harsh chemicals. byMATTER bio-active cleaning formulas are designed to be 3 x more effective at cleaning than traditional products, but without the harmful side effects to homes, health and the environment.
By choosing safer, natural alternatives, we can reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future.