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Jessica Alba On Overcoming Childhood Ailments Through Safe Household Cleaners (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated: 04/10/2012 6:08 pm

Jessica Alba may look like the picture of perfect health. But in a new interview with AOL, the perpetually glowing 30-year-old mom reveals that wasn't always the case.

"As a child, I suffered from many different bizarre kind of health issues," the actress says. "And I realized over time that when I eliminated fragrances and toxic chemicals in my environment, and especially Clorox, Lysol, the harsher ingredients that are in those products, it eliminated my allergies and my reactions. And so that was kind of a breakthrough moment for me, in knowing that you can control the environment that you live in and it will affect your health."

This realization led Alba to start her own line of household products. "I really, really wanted one brand that I could trust that was transparent," she says. "People can outsource their trust to us."

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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