The cleaning aisle at the supermarket shows what sells – big shapes, bright colours, exclamation marks, and guarantees on dirt, grease and mould removal. What’s not listed are the toxic chemicals the products contain. This is because cleaning products are unregulated, and companies are not required to list the ingredients used, just like alcoholic beverages. When these toxic chemicals are inhaled, they bypass our natural defense and excretion mechanisms, performed by the kidneys and liver, quickly and easily entering the bloodstream via the lungs. Many chemicals used in conventional cleaning products are known to be hazardous, carcinogenic, and endocrine disruptors, with many being banned in other countries but still used in Australia!