I decided to research the environmental issues that come along with using commercial household cleaning products. Everyone uses some type of cleaning product in order to keep their home clean, but research shows that most of these products contain harsh chemicals that lead to indoor air pollution. According to Phillip Dickey of the Washington Toxics Coalition, the most dangerous of these cleaning products are corrosive drain cleaners, oven cleaners, and acidic toilet bowl cleaners. After soapy water has been rinsed down the drains of our sinks, they are treated along with sewage and then discharged into nearby waterways. Some ingredients in household cleaners breakdown into harmless substances, but others do not, which threatens the quality of the water. The solution to this problem would be to make your own cleaning products, homemade, using more gentile substances.