1. Multipurpose cleaners from 17 Household Items You Should Get Rid of Immediately

17 Household Items You Should Get Rid of Immediately

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1. Multipurpose cleaners

The multipurpose cleaners widely used for windows and kitchen items have 2-butoxyethanol, the ingredient that gives cleaners their distinct smell. Many products don’t list this harmful chemical on the label because they are not legally required to do so. Side effects include breathing problems, low blood pressure, lowered levels of hemoglobin (the substance in the blood that carries oxygen to organs of the body), blood in the urine, and metabolic acidosis (high levels of acid in the body), according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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