House dust mite allergies are caused by dust mites that live in your home in the most unexpected places such as your bedroom. They are relatively common and affect approximately 20 million Americans as well as many more people worldwide. The symptoms of dust allergies can be minor such as a runny nose or can be […]
Category: Green Cleaning
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.
Conventional cleaning products and solvents usually contain toxic chemicals that are unhealthy for your health. Those with asthma, allergies, lung conditions and chemical sensitivities are particularly vulnerable. Since cleaning products contribute to a significant portion of poor indoor air quality found in many homes, you can significantly improve your IAQ and the health of your […]
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 […]
June 2016 is the first annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) sponsored by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HUD). The offices of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is coordinating this month long campaign each June to bring awareness to help families protect themselves from health hazards commonly found homes. This year’s theme […]
While mold and mildew certainly can cause serious health problems, so can many of the commercially available chemicals that are frequently used to get rid of them. Fortunately, better methods do exist. Environmentally sound mold removal is not only healthier for your family, but it has a positive impact on the environment when compared to the […]