Toxic Cleaning Supplies
Cleaning house is not usually the first thing people want to do with their free time. Scrubbing the bathtub, toilet and sink while trying to avoid re-mudding your freshly mopped floor can be a frustrating endeavor. But this already arduous and displeasing activity really reaches a new level of disgust when you stop to consider the extremely dangerous chemicals you may be inhaling while you clean.
Effects of Toxic Cleaning Supplies
The most obvious ill effect of cleaning supplies is poisoning. Children are at a very serious risk when they are exposed to these chemicals. The United States Poison Control Center states that a child is accidentally poisoned every 30 seconds in the United States. More than half of these poisonings occur at home. But while ingestion can cause death in children, even inhalation has been linked to several developmental disorders.
Prolonged exposure to certain cleaning supplies has been linked to a number of diseases and disorders in adults including:
- Allergies-anything containing a strong scent can adversely affect adults with both allergies and non-allergic dermatitis
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Cleaning supplies are meant to destroy germs, mold, lime and pretty much anything living that may be on the item you are cleaning. It is not surprising that they can cause harm in humans.
If you or a loved one has suffered from cleaning supply poisoning due to the negligence of the product manufacturer, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options.