Cleaning bathrooms mean getting rid of the soap scum and mildew. In Singapore’s hot and humid weather, mould also quickly becomes stubborn stain on the wall and floor tiles. To get the job done, bathroom cleaners are usually used.
Some bathroom cleaners, while smell good and refreshing, contain corrosive chemicals that can cause irritation to your skin and respiratory system. For example, some contain sulfates, which is a potential trigger for asthma. Chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite (or common bleach), sodium hydroxide, or phosphoric acid are found in most bathroom cleaners and can irritate skin and lungs. Some cleaners, when mixed together, can even result in a chemical reaction which gives off toxic fumes like chlorine gas.
One safer alternative may be to go natural with cleaning your bathroom by using baking soda, white vinegar and lemon juice. However, for those who find this too much of a hassle, you can try to opt for an organic bathroom cleaner. It is made from natural and bio-degradable ingredients, is safe for people with sensitive skin and is safe for pets and children.