Chlorine is another common cleaning product ingredient that has many negative side effects. Chlorine is found in mildew removal products, tap water, toilet cleaners, and laundry products. Yet chlorine is a serious respiratory irritant. Chlorine-based bleach may also have neurological impacts on human beings. But it turns out there are plenty of alternatives! Try baking soda for scouring. Vinegar and borax powder can whiten clothing. Chlorine-free bleach exists. And simple filters on your faucet and shower heads can reduce contact with chlorine in tap water. Our homes should keep us as healthy as possible. Keeping an eye on what products you use can boost your overall well-being.