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A greener clean

This week, we’re dusting off one of Rich’s most popular videos: Cleaning Green, as we pack away Summer’s beach gear and do a little earth-friendly home cleaning in preparation for the Fall.

When it’s 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!

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  • End of Tenancy Cleaning London September 13, 2010, 7:57 am

    I would definitely prefer non-toxic cleaning products. They are much healthier and save for my family.

    • Rich Massingham September 14, 2010, 7:53 am

      So true. And the reality is that they work really well so you aren’t sacrificing a thing by moving to safer, more environmentally friendly options. Thanks for sharing!

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