Conventional carpeting harbors many chemicals that can be hazardous to your health. Most standard floor carpet is loaded with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as stain retardant chemicals and latex backing that emit toxins such such as toluene, 4-phenyl cyclohexene (4-PC), and styrene. There are many health problems associated with exposure to these VOCs. Eye […]
The interest in green cleaning products and methods has become quite popular, especially over the last ten years, as more and more consumers are aware of how toxic so much of the conventional cleaning products are to their health and well-being.
Typical home cleaning products like tub and tile cleaners, furniture waxes and sprays, deodorizers, disinfectants, household detergents, soaps, glass cleaners, harsh mold removers, toilet bowl cleaners, floor polishes and a host of other toxic cleaning products have been used for decades in many homes.
Today, there is a plethora of research and on-going studies that continue to prove the ill effects on human and pet health by merely using these chemical-laden, toxic cleaning agents.
The scientific evidence combined with wide anecdotal evidence of ill-health related to these exposures, has given rise to a whole new cleaning industry…non toxic, green cleaning products and protocols.
There is a vast selection of less toxic or completely non toxic cleaning products for homes that can virtually replace any of the more traditional products that often contain high levels of VOCs and other harmful chemicals.
For those who are enthusiasts for completely, natural, homemade recipes of cleaning products, there is also a growing body of information that offers instruction on how to make your own safe cleaning products for the home. For instance, baking soda is a favorite because it can be used in a variety of homemade recipes. It can be used as a natural carpet deodorizer or a non-abrasive cleaning agent for tubs, tiles and countertops. That’s just to name a few of the amazing applications for this one, simple, nontoxic substance.
Explore our well researched articles that provide indepth information about nontoxic, green cleaning methods and products that are safe for you and your family.
Household mold remediation needs to be done promptly in a home whenever mold growth is discovered. Failure to remove the mold immediately results in a more costly procedure later and contributes to illness and allergies. Mold remediation in the home can be done by the homeowner in cases where there is no more than 10 square feet of […]
Finding a natural odor eliminator that is toxic free, scent free and natural is typically a major effort. Most products that are touted to eliminate or absorb odors really just cover-up problem areas with additional fragrances. Plus, sometimes it’s impossible to actually remove odors completely because of the cause…such as moldy materials that will just […]
Toxic levels of lead in homes is still an ongoing health hazard, especially for homeowners or renters who live in a home or building that was built before 1978. There’s a really good chance that there’s lead-based paint on the walls. The paint breaks down over time due to cracking or activities that can stir […]
Homemade non-toxic cleaning products have great appeal for those who want to trade a little elbow grease in return for healthier green cleaning supplies. Not only will it spare you and your family exposure to dangerous toxins commonly emitted from conventional house cleaning products, but making your own green cleaning kit will save you money. And lest you worry […]
It’s important to control mold in your home to ensure good indoor air quality for health reasons. Common symptoms such as headaches, sinus infections, shortness of breath, dizziness and a multitude of other side affects can be the result of exposure to various levels of molds in the home. Serious health conditions such as mold […]
House dust mite allergies are relatively common and affect approximately 20 million Americans with many more worldwide. The symptoms of dust allergies can be minor such as a runny nose or can be major such as serious respiratory problems and more. Household dust is very common and is a combination of many fibers and particles such […]
You probably have good reasons for choosing to become a green clean freak, whether it’s health related or simply to do things the “natural” way. In any case, the green revolution is here to stay as public awareness mounts as to the effects of everyday chemicals on the body and how much polution we actually […]
Air pollution is something we usually associate with the outdoors as we think of gas emission and smog. However, research has shown that indoor air might be up to 5 times worse than the air outside. Since people spend almost 90 percent of their time inside their homes, this can be a cause for major […]