Dr. Preeti Parikh explains the dangers of chemical cleaning agents, and gives you tips to make your own cleaning solutions at home.
Keeping your house clean when you have a small child around is important, but it can also be dangerous if you use the wrong kind of cleaning products. Some cleaning solutions contain toxins that can lead to eczema, airway irritation, or even poisoning. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh recommends making your own non-toxic cleaning products by mixing white vinegar and baking soda.
Preeti Parikh, MD serves as the Chief Medical Officer of HealthiNation. She is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at Westside Pediatrics, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson. She holds degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has completed post-graduate training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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