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What household cleaners are safe to use during pregnancy?


Asked by hll1785 at 6:39 AM on Apr. 16, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • You can use any cleaning products, just make sure you're not breathing the fumes in for a long period of time. And open the windows (if you can) when cleaning to help air the fumes out.

    Answer by ap9902 at 8:21 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

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  • I agree with ap9902. I use products called Homeology by Gold Canyon. They have fantastic smells like Romemary & Mint, etc. They seem to have a less harsh cleaning fumes than like 409 or others like that.

    Answer by MommaM2 at 8:26 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

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  • I clean with straight distilled white vinegar all the time. I just put it in a squirt bottle. It really does wonders.

    Answer by gaamom at 9:11 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

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  • Just crack the windows so you don't inahle the fumes. Personally, we have switched over to the Greenworks brand. I also used white vinegar and water, it's a great cleaner. Baking soda and water also works wonders.

    Answer by bhwrn1 at 11:52 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

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  • Most things I've read say you can use most any cleaning products. I mostly use Seventh Generation and Method products, though. If I have to use something with fumes, I open the windows and turn on a fan or exhaust fan if it's in the kitchen or bathroom.


    Answer by Christina807 at 12:38 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

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  • More children under four die of accidental poisonings at home than are accidentally killed with guns at home. Every year five to ten million household poisonings are reported. Many fatal and most of the victims are children. These poisonings are the result of accidental ingestion of common household substances found in just about every home. The average home today contains more chemicals than were found in a typical chemistry lab at the turn of the 20th century. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined that cleaning products are some of the most dangerous substances in the home. If you want more info. email me.

    Answer by akagrandma at 10:27 AM on Jul. 15, 2009

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