Keeping the house clean is not the easiest of tasks, especially when you have kids making a mess every chance they get. The moment you have finally gotten on top of the washing is the moment your daughter has an accident on the kitchen floor.

While it can be tempting to douche your house with harsh chemicals every so often, this isn’t great for your family, the environment or your wallet. The ingredients found in many conventional cleaning products mean that our homes may appear to be clean but they may not be considered a safe and healthy environment at all.

These everyday household cleaners contaminate the air with a mix of carcinogens, hormone disrupters, neurotoxic solvents, mood altering chemicals and reproductive toxins, leading Scientists to regard these household products as a serious source of pollution. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside the typical home is on average 2-5 times more polluted than the air just outside and, in extreme cases, 100 times more contaminated largely because of household cleaners and pesticides.

As our use of cleaners continues to rise, so too does the incidence of cancer, asthma and other illnesses. It is being suggested that our constant contact with chemical fumes and chemical residues inside our homes may be a significant contributing factor.

A key problem with household cleaners is that it is difficult for consumers to avoid toxic chemicals because the manufacturers are not required to disclose a full list of ingredients on the label.

The Source Bulk Foods carry a wonderful range of environmentally-friendly and natural cleaning supplies in bulk at their stores- making it easier, safer and more economical for you to ensure that your household cleaners are as good for you and the planet as they are for cleaning your home!