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Do you clean green?

There aren’t too many people I know who love to clean….okay, nobody does (but if you do, send me a note and we’ll chat =).

That said, when it is time to clean, wouldn’t you like to do so with products that are effective, non-toxic and inexpensive? It’s easier than you think and the first step is to get rid of all of those poisonous products that you currently use to keep your home looking beautiful. These silent, toxic terrors are quietly polluting your ‘home’ environment and potentially hurting you, your family and the environment.

Studies have shown that chemical levels are 50% higher inside the home than outside…and the key contributor to all of that indoor air pollution? You guessed it….household cleaning supplies. Many are classified as hazardous materials for a reason – they’re full of bleach, ammonia, acids, artificial fragrances and artificial colours, etc. Exposure to many of these cleaners can irritate the eyes, skin and lungs and have been directly tied to neurological and respiratory damage. Have you ever wondered why that fresh pine scent burns your eyes? Oh right, it’s toxic!

Good news is that there are actually a number of really simple and effective green cleaning combinations that can tackle the same dirty jobs, but without all of those hazardous chemicals. Have a few lemons? Baking soda? Vinegar? Olive oil? Water? You’re all set!

Check out this week’s video to learn how to start cleaning each of the surfaces in your home without jeopardizing your family’s health, and the health of the environment.

And if you’ve got any of your own green cleaning solutions, leave us a comment. We’d love to hear from you!

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Carole Wisch March 14, 2011, 6:07 pm

    Thank you for sending the email on cleaning green. I am going to use these when I clean.

    • Rich Massingham March 18, 2011, 10:33 am

      Thanks! You’ll be happy with the results!

  • Pauline Loverdi January 20, 2011, 11:12 am

    Thanks for sharing, I like this blog!

  • Sandra March 2, 2010, 11:44 am

    Great tips!

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