Why Green Cleaning?
Green Cleaning promotes healthy indoor and outdoor environments.
Researchers have found links between prolonged exposure to harmful chemicals and fumes to asthma, allergic reactions, headaches, cancer and reproductive issues. Most recently, researches believe their may be a link to ADHD and autism. According to the American Lung Association "Some of the household cleaning products we rely on to remove dust, dirt, bacteria, germs and odors may leave behind harmful chemicals that can pollute the air and cause potential health problems for you, your family, and pets."
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "the air inside the typical home is on average 2-5 times more polluted than the air just outside—and in extreme cases 100 times more contaminated—largely because of household cleaners and pesticides".
Not only do we inhale the toxic chemicals when we use the product but they are also absorbed through our skin and even our food when we use the chemicals on surfaces that our food makes contact with.
Green or organic productsdo not exposed us to toxic chemicals because they are made from non-toxic and bio-degradable ingredients. Many people do not realize that natural cleaning products are great natural disinfectants.