The Dangers of Toxins In Standard Wall Mending Agents

Many people looking for a fast and easy method of tackling wall cracks or imperfections might head to the hardware store and grab the first product they see. Maybe it's the cheapest mending agent on the shelves, or maybe it's a popular brand name. 

The cold, hard truth: every mending agent on the market (with the exception of SafeMend™ ) contains a slew of harmful toxins that put users at risk of both immediate and long-term detriment. These chemicals might appear to be par for the course, but the reality is that they don't need to be. 

So, we've compiled the glaring dangers presented by the toxicity of standard mending agents, as well as a few of the key chemicals to avoid.

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1. Short- and Long-Term Health Issues

Who wants to put their health at risk for the sake of household repairs? Short-term exposure to mending agent toxins like ethyl acetate and xylene can cause irritation to the eyes and throat, headache, and dizziness. These side effects stem from mere inhalation, which makes them especially dangerous in confined indoor spaces. 

Methylene chloride and carbamates can cause skin irritation if you accidentally come into physical contact with a product. In the long-term, they can cause damage to your internal organs. 

Other common chemical ingredients include formaldehyde and benzene. Exposure to formaldehyde might lead to long-term respiratory issues, while benzene might precipitate a decrease in red blood cell count, which in turn can lead to anemia. Benzene can also create immune deficiencies in the body that put you at a higher risk for infection.

2.  Acute Toxicity for Kids or Pets

If accidentally ingested, toxins like formaldehyde and phenol can prove fatal. Phenol also has the capacity to be deadly on contact, because it can penetrate skin rapidly — and can even penetrate leather. 

The presence of these chemicals in household mending agents presents an acute danger to small kids or pets, who might not know to stay away if left unattended, even for a moment.

3. Flammability

Even after you've completed a wall fix, you're not out of the danger zone. In addition to long-term health risks, most standard mending agents contain chemicals (like ethyl acetate and xylene) that are highly flammable. House fires are always a worst case scenario, but it never hurts to avoid products that cannot withstand heat or might accelerate an already bad situation.

It's important to note that this list of dangers and toxins is not exhaustive; unfortunately, it's only the tip of the iceberg. 

The good news? You never have to sacrifice the health and safety of your family to handle wall repairs like a pro. SafeMend™ Non-Toxic Wall Mending Agent is the only mending agent on the market containing NONE of the chemicals mentioned above.

It's 100% non-toxic without compromising effectiveness or price  — making every job simple, safe, and stress-free.

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Happy fixing!

SafeMend™ Team


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