Cleaning companies are starting to add the chlorine found in many home cleaners to their products.
The idea is to remove chlorine from the air, as it can cause lung and kidney damage, but is less effective than other chemicals in removing the bacteria.
Homeowners can opt for an ionic cleaner that is safer and less toxic, or an organic cleaner that can be more expensive.
Cleaning chemicals have long been used to disinfect water, as well as for cleaning pets.
The chlorine added to the products won’t harm anyone’s health, but it can also create a nasty odor.
So far, no products have been tested to see how the new addition will affect consumers.
In the meantime, consumers are left to clean their own home or rely on the companies that sell their products to get them through the day.