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 dump into the environment by keeping our own living spaces “clean”.
Did you know that over 40% of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with cancer?
Hmmm. Wonder why?
Of course there are many reasons why people can develop cancer, but wide research since the 1950’s has increasingly layed the blame for many cancers at the feet of the chemical industry that has made it’s way into our lives through products we use daily.
Best Reasons to Green Clean Your Home Space
1. Improved Overall Health
As mentioned earlier, nearly 40 percent of all Americans will develop cancer some time in their lifetime. The American Cancer Association estimates that over one million people will develop cancer each year.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also reports, “Long-term exposure to some indoor air pollutants can lead to damage of the central nervous system, kidneys, and live.”
Three of the most common chemicals found in typical cleaning product brands are:
- Chlorine beach
Of course, there are dozens more, depending on the product and it’s application.
Have you ever smelled Tilex?! Whew! You breathe it if you spray it, right?
According to the American Lung Association, physical symptoms relating to sprayed cleaning solutions in the home can include:
- Sinus congestion, sneezing and coughing
- Asthma and allergy symptoms (This includes Environmental Illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Sick Building Syndrome.)
- Eye, throat, nose and skin irriation
- Fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath and headaches.
Going green in your cleaning regimen can eleminate the negative health effects associated with traditional cleaning protocols.
2. Clutter Free Home Environment
An organized, clutter free home space contributes to going green in a major way. It’s good for many reasons:
- Creates more house space
- Organizes things for handy use
- Helps with time management
- Keeps every corner clean
- Provides a simpler, stress-free environment for you and your family
3. Smell the Roses
Really? Yes, those sinus problems you’ve been having may just clear up and you can smell the natural fragrances of your flower garden now!
It is surprising at how much more naturally fragrant the indoor air quality in your home becomes when you eliminate the ‘down and dirty’ of chemical-laden cleaning products.
There are many non-toxic cleaners that can be purchased or made naturally for just about any application of which you have need.
Just takes a little breaking of old habits. Your home space will smell so much cleaner and more inviting, if you go green. And your sinuses will thank you for it!
More Green Clean Q & A
So, if you’re convinced by now to join the green revolution, you probably still have a few questions.
Will it cost more?
Yes and No.
It will cost more effort, especially as you begin replacing old habits with new, and dangerous products with natural, non-toxic cleaning materials.
Monetarily, it may or may not cost more, depending on whether you choose pre-prepared solutions or natural ones you make at home.
There are some companies that offer complete lines of green cleaning products that are both low cost and pricey. You must do your homework.
Will going green be difficult?
Not really. Once you get into the new habit of choosing green products and developing good cleaning habits, it should be a breeze.
Will there be health improvements?
So, why not join the new revolution and get your green on?