How to Protect your teenager from this dangerous habit

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FATALITY WARNING - 1 in 5 American teens INHALE common household cleaners. Sadly not all home cleaners, cleaning chemicals, and home cleaning products are used as they should be. Some popular cleaning chemicals contain addictive inhalants. Inhalants cleaning chemicals are abused by approximately 1 in 5 American teenagers and are considered gateway drugs that may lead to drug and alcohol abuse. Some of these home cleaning products can prove potentially fatal in their concentrated form. A few of the many inhalant cleaning chemicals products include Glade Air Freshener Sprays, Air Wick automatic air fresheners, and Old English furniture polish. These home cleaning products warn that intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the home cleaning products contents can be harmful or even fatal. Another of the popular home cleaning products on the list include Spot Shot Carpet Stain Remover. This home cleaning products warns that inhalation abuse of aerosol products can be harmful or fatal. It is a good idea for parents to talk to their children about the risks of inhalants. You want to read the warning labels and keep home cleaning products that are potentially fatal if inhaled out of your home. This is a good reason to use eco friendly cleaning supplies and non toxic cleaners in your house.

One site that people want to take a look at concerning come home cleaners that can be related to inhalant abuse is the "ACE" site. "ACE" stands for the Alliance for Consumer Education. On this site, you will find The Inhalant Abuse Prevention program, which is guided by a panel of distinguished experts, and designed to provide parents and other caregivers the essential information about the risks and prevention of inhalant abuse along with encouraging and equipping them with the right tools so they can have discussions with their children. Inhalant abuse is the deliberate sniffing of common home cleaning products and cleaning chemicals that are found in homes and communities with the sole purpose of getting high. According to the American Association of Pediatrics, nearly 20 percent of all eighth graders have experimented with some form of cleaning chemicals inhalant which sadly is one child in every five.

This fatality warning for teens inhaling common household cleaners is just one of the helpful and important articles you will find on the "EWG" site. The "EWG" or Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit environmental research organization that is based in Washington, D.C. "EWG" provides information on home cleaning products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The site in a ground-breaking initiative uncovers the truth about the toxic chemicals in common home cleaning products and home cleaners. The Environmental Working Group has uncovered compelling evidence that hundreds of home cleaners, and home cleaning products even some of those hyped as green or eco friendly cleaning supplies can inflict serious harm on unknowing users. Many of the home cleaners and home cleaning products pose severe risks to children who may ingest or spill them or breathe in their fumes. This is an excellent site if you want to see what non toxic cleaners and home cleaners rank best, and how the eco friendly cleaning supplies you use rank. *

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