When used properly with adequate precautions, “Standard” cleaning products are safe even though they contain harmful toxins. However, they can be of greater concern for pets and small children who could accidentally come into contact with them.

Pros: Toxic chemicals are designed to cut through stains, grease, clogs, and other substances befouling a home, and they generally do a great job.

Cons: Standard cleaning products often include toxic ingredients like ammonia, nonoxynols, methyl chloride, and more. Exposure to these chemicals has been linked to respiratory issues, skin problems, endocrine & hormone disruption, and even cancer.