The cleaning products in your home may be harboring hazardous ingredients. Many brands make it difficult, if not impossible, for consumers to learn what ingredients are in them. These products commonly contain chemicals that can cause reproductive problems, exacerbate asthma, burn or irritate your skin and harm the environment. Some have even been linked to cancer.

All those chemicals wind up going down the drain, where they ultimately wind up in streams, rivers, municipal drinking water and sewage sludge applied as fertilizer to agricultural land.