Why green cleaning is good for you, your kids and your pets...

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Did you know...

 

  • Indoor air is often two to five times more contaminated than outdoor air.

  • Childhood asthma has nearly doubled in the last 20 years (American Lung Assoc.) and some cleaners may be triggers to asthma attacks.

  • One of  most popular allergy symptoms  triggers are cleaning products - 31,2%! (report by Allergy UK).

  • Over 90% of all poisonings occur in the home - Cleaning products are involved in 11% of poisoning exposure in children under 6 years of age!

  • 82,000 synthetic chemicals are in production today. Many are suspected to cause cancer or other health effects, but only 2% have been fully checked by the EPA for safety... (read more...)

 

How to go green...

Here are some helpful tips to help you be green:

  • Limit your packaging consumption by choosing concentrated products or refills and sort your waste for recycling!

  • Did you know? Older model dishwashers consume up to 40 litres of water per cycle, compared to the newer models which can consume as little as 15 litres.

  • When buying kitchen appliances, look for ones with an A efficiency rating.

  • Did you know? Turning the dial on your washing machine down to 30 degrees can save enough electricity in a year to make 2500 cups of tea!

  • To save water and energy, only run the washing machine and dishwasher when full.

  • Dry your clothes outside when possible.

Green cleaning tips...

 

Cleaning products are everywhere in our homes and offices: on dishes, countertops, furniture, clothes, floors, windows, and floating through the air. In our war on dirt and germs we may often actually be making things worse.

 

Most of the conventional cleaning products we all grew up with are petroleum-based and have dubious health and environmental implications. Instead of opting for cleaning products that annihilate everything in their path, there are plenty of natural products and methods that keep a house clean and fresh-smelling without the toxic side effects... (read more...)