Environmentally Friendly Cleaners
You could be polluting your home or office without even knowing it. Some of the chemicals that are used to clean affect the air inside our homes in negative ways. If you knew that when you were cleaning you were actually putting your family’s health at risk, wouldn’t you want to make a change? Many people believe that in order to be clean, the house has to smell like a bleach (or other cleaning product) factory. This isn’t the case at all.
You can choose environmentally friendly green cleaning supplies to keep your home or office clean and your family safe without the “knock you down at the door” smell of some of the commercial cleaning products on the market.
Clean as Grandmom Would Have Liked
What are eco-friendly products? You’ve seen ads for cleaners that are organic or “green.” These products comply with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for product ingredients that are safe for the environment. If these products won’t poison the earth, they are a lot safer for you don’t you think?
Think about it. About 50 to 100 years ago our ancestors improvised with what was available and cleaned in other ways. They didn’t have all the cleaning product choices found on grocery store aisles or janitorial cleaning supplies available commercially today. If they could do it, so can you. Part of the return to environmentally friendly products is that they don’t use chemicals that can breakdown and affect the soil and water and ultimately animals and humans.
Check the labels when you go to the store. Look for products that are specifically designated as “green” cleaning products. Most major manufacturers and even industrial cleaning supply companies have come out with their own line of cleaning agents geared towards being gentler to our bodies and the earth.
In addition to buying eco-friendly products, try to encourage your family and friends to “go green” when housecleaning or spring cleaning also!
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