Spring is here. Let's get chemical cleaning products out of your home. It's a small change that can make a big difference. So let's start with a small quiz:
1. WOULD YOU EAT OFF YOUR FLOOR?
2. DO YOU LIKE TO INHALE WHILE YOU CLEAN?
3. DO YOU FEEL SICK AFTER USING BLEACH IN THE BATHROOM?
4. HOW MANY BOTTLES OF CLEANING DETERGENTS ARE UNDER YOUR SINK?
Don't panic! It's time to lay off the hard stuff. We believe a home is more than just a place to live in: it's sort of a second skin. So why would you clean your bath tub with harsh chemicals and then soak in it?
But don't freak out. Take a few deep breaths. Now, slowly walk over to your kitchen sink, then your bathroom sink and throw away all the toxic cleaning agents you have stashed there. Very simple!
Choosing less hazardous products that have positive environmental attributes (e.g., biodegradability, low toxicity, low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, reduced packaging, low life cycle energy use) and taking steps to reduce exposure can improve indoor air quality, and reduce water and ambient air pollution while also ensuring the effectiveness of cleaning in removing biological and other contaminants from your home's interior.
During spring we will take you through your home, room by room and telling you how to get rid of these dirty little secrets. Ready? Let's get cleaning!