Can household cleaning products cause birth problems?



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    The simplest answer to this question is yes, they can. Household cleaning products are in general very toxic items that need to be treated with respect and handled properly. There are measures that can be taken in order to reduce the risk of harm from cleaning products as well as specific companies (or products within) that that offer less toxic and more environmentally friendly options.

    It always pays to be a smart buyer and research your products. A very good place to start in terms of doing your own research if you would like to purchase from the store is The National Library of Medicine’s Household Products Database, which is cited within the citations of this answer.

    If you are actively pregnant, one of the best things you can do is avoid “chemical solvents”. It may be in your best interest to research how to mix your own cleaners so you can be sure you are avoiding all the hidden potentially nasties in commercial products. Always be cautious about purchasing “green” products, as many companies have taken to listing their products as such on the assumption consumers will take their word in blind faith.

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