Maybe you have thought about green cleaning, but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you just aren’t sure of the cost or if it is truly better than conventional cleaning. Here are a few reasons why you should make the change to green cleaning today, taking steps toward protecting your health, the health of your loved ones and the health of the planet.
Make your home safer: with warnings on the labels of conventional cleaning products reading “warning,” “flammable,” and “toxic,” it is pretty clear that they are not really safe. Many chemicals, such as chlorine and ammonia, when mixed together can be extremely dangerous. Small children, elderly persons and pets are especially vulnerable to the high exposure of chemicals. Household cleaning supplies are also one of the top five substances that contribute to calls to the National Poison Control Center.
Protect your health: Unlike conventional cleaning products, green cleaning products will not harm you. With the use of conventional cleaning products, symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, skin rashes, headaches, and more may suddenly appear, while with the use of green cleaning products, these symptoms will not appear. Consider many of the harmful chemicals in conventional products, such as carcinogens, neurotoxins, mutagens, teratogens, or endocrine disrupters.
Pollution: did you know that the use of harmful chemicals for cleaning in your home or office can contribute to higher pollution indoors and outdoors? Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which have been associated with a large number of health problems like damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system, are released when products are used and stored and can also remain in the air longer after they are used.
Support the health of the environment: When you choose to use green cleaning products, you are making a vote to protect the environment. Most truly green cleaning products are made using sustainable manufacturing practices and naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients that do not negatively impact the environment.
- Make cleaning easier by having a few green cleaning products that can take care of multiple things, rather than having a different toxic product for each and every item or area in your home or office.
- Rest in the knowledge of what ingredients are in the products used to clean your home or office.
- Lead by example and share your experiences with others, so that they also transition to green cleaning products.