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Commercial Cleaners vs. Green Cleaners

18 Dec 2018 9:30 PM | Deleted user

When we purchase commercial cleaning products we use a wide range of soaps, detergents, softeners, polishes, bleach and different scents to keep our homes clean and smelling nice. While these products may make our homes look clean, there are many hidden dangers that lurk behind the smell of 'fresh linen' and 'lemon zest' that contribute to our pollution indoors. 

These products are poisonous if swallowed and harmful if touched or inhaled which can be a very toxic environment when living with children and pets and accidents may occur. In 2000, cleaning products were responsible for nearly 10% of all toxic exposures reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers, accounting for 206,636 calls. Of these calls, 120,434 exposures involved children under the age of six. 

Cleaning products have variations of ingredients which pose different types of health hazards. Some cause watery eyes, skin or respiratory irritation in asthma sufferers or others with allergies, chemical burns or others that are linked to long-term effects such as cancer. When using green cleaning products, you'll know that what you're using to clean your home won't harm your family or pets. Illnesses that were once present such as coughing, skin rashes, sneezing, headaches and more may disappear once green products are used within the home. 

When you choose to use green cleaning products, you are choosing to help protect the environment in some way. Most green cleaning products are made using sustainable manufacturing practices and naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients that don't negatively impact the environment. It is also easier and more cost effective to have natural ingredients on hand to take care of your general cleaning. Vinegar could replace window cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, mold and mildew removers and all-purpose cleaners. Baking soda is also a great natural cleaning agent used to remove bad odour from carpets, clean stovetops and many other uses.

One of the best benefits of making the switch to green cleaning products is the items in your home tend to last much longer. This is because traditional cleaning products are full of all kinds of toxic chemicals which aren’t sustainable and do not result in long-lasting effects. These types of harsh chemicals tend to negatively affect the texture and life of most household items. With green cleaning products, you are maintaining the longevity of your belongings without the smell of bleach or ammonia left behind. With the research we have today, it would be a wise move to switch to a green cleaning service and protect your health and the environment by finding a Green Cleaning Service here


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