Keeping a clean home can help your health, but if the cleaning supplies you use are toxic, it can lead to a host of potential problems.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) looked at common household cleaners and created a "Hall of Shame"
list of products that may present health risks to people who are unaware of their effects or children who ingest or spill them on themselves.
"Already, our research has turned up products loaded with extremely toxic compounds banned in some countries," the EWG wrote. "Some of their ingredients are known to cause cancer, blindness, asthma and other serious conditions. Others are greenwashed, meaning that they are not, as their ad hype claims, environmentally benign. Still more hide the facts about their formulations behind vague terms like 'fragrance.'"
The trade group, the American Cleaning Institute, calls the EWG's list a "disappointing scare campaign" and says the industry dedicates lots of resources to ensure its products' safety.
Who are the worst offenders? Keep clicking to see the Environmental Working Group's "Hall of Shame"...