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Cleaning Chemicals Are Harmful To The Environment & You

15 Jan 2020 9:08 AM | Martha Wilson

There are so many harmful effects when it comes to various cleaning products. It can be harmful on the environment as well as your health. We feel that cleaning products are safe but that's not true alot of cleaning products are dangerously toxic. Cleaning product labels can be misleading, alot of cleaners are labeled natural but they are anything but, to protect yourself and your work environment is to avoid certain chemicals.

 For example Butoxyenthanol; A common ingredient in kitchen, window, and multipurpose cleaners that can interfere with the health of your red blood cells. Ammonia: Which is found in glass and bathroom cleaners, it can be very irritating to the eyes, skin, the throat and the lungs, Chlorine bleach: is a antimicrobial an respiratory irritant. Bleach is a chemical found in mildew remover, toilet bowl cleaners and scouring powders, mixing bleach and ammonia can create a highly toxic gas that cann affect your health, these are some examples of hazardous cleaning products.

 This is why I feel going green is the best way to go it benefits the planet and the community, it has a beneficial impact on the quality of water, energy use and the amount of pollution that is generated. Green products are low in allergens the have biodegradable agents and they are good for the environment most green products are made with natural ingredients and is the safer way to go.

For example for an all purpose cleaner you can use baking soda and water to make a all purpose cleaner for the kitchen and bathroom. You can use baking soda and borax to make dish washing soap. Instead of using paper towels to wipe up a spill you can use a reusable cloth, this cuts down on the landfill contribution with greener options for everyday paper products.

 Going green is the best way to go its safe and cost efficient and it boosts your business moral with clients and your safe.

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