Cleaning Green 2017-02-23T13:58:01+00:00

Cleaning Green

Green cleaning refers to using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality. Green cleaning techniques and products avoid the use of products which contain toxic chemicals, some of which emit volatile organic compounds causing respiratory, dermatological and other conditions.

Green cleaning can also describe the way residential and industrial cleaning products are manufactured, packaged and distributed. If the manufacturing process is environmentally friendly and the products are biodegradable, then the term “green” or “eco-friendly” may apply.

Household Cleaners are Toxic

When many people think of a cleaning their homes they think about things such as the doing dishes, laundry, cleaning the carpets, bathrooms, the kitchen, and perhaps around the furniture just to name a few items. Unfortunately, the products that most people use to clean these spaces in their homes are loaded with toxic chemicals and carcinogenic agents. Here are some basic observations of the toxic chemicals used to clean an average home:

  • Harmful to the environment
  • Toxic to our children and pets
  • Destroy indoor air quality

How Can I Be More Eco Friendly When I Clean

1. Know What is in Your Products

imagesphpj44vfManufacturers are not required to share all ingredients (for example, fragrances). Quality green cleaning product manufacturers use full disclosure as a selling point. They have nothing to hide behind. The key is to find those manufactures that you can trust. You can find some examples of great manufacturers in our blog.

2. Be Safer & Healthier

Accidents related to household cleaning supplies consistently rate the second and third most common calls to the National Poison Control Center. Minimize or outright avoid that risk by using eco-friendly cleaners from manufacturers you can trust. Stay clear of the toxic cleaners!

As you continue to use the healthier products you may also find visible irritants such as sore throats, coughs, sneezing, or headaches may go away. Long-term affects should improve as well as carcinogens and toxins are removed from your homes.

3. Be Green and Help the Environment

You will have a positive impact on the earth whether you choose to purchase healthier products or decide to make you own. Most homemade products are made with basic ingredients you can find in your kitchen of all places.

So Go Green, and make a positive impact!

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