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Harmful vs. Natural Cleaning Methods

28 Oct 2019 8:02 PM | Sonja Nelson

Many household cleaners contain chemicals, some of which are toxic and can cause short term health problems such as skin and eye irritations when you use them.

Some chemicals in cleaning products have been linked to asthma, and have been identified as asthma triggers.

Some cleaning products contain chemicals that are linked to reproductive harm, this includes decreases in fertility, menstrual changes, changes in the onset of puberty, cancers of reproductive organs, miscarriage, premature birth and other effects. Scientists believe that chemical exposure can adversely affect the reproductive system.

Instead, try the following green cleaning recipes:

All purpose cleaner can be made with 2 cups white vinegar and 2 cups water. Add 20 drops of essential oil if desired. Use on counter-tops, kitchen floors, windows and mirrors.

Toilet bowl cleaner – Sprinkle toilet bowl with baking soda, drizzle with vinegar and let soak at least 30 minutes before scrubbing with toilet bowl brush. Soak longer on stubborn stains

Find a green cleaning certified provider at the IJCSA provider directory.

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