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Simple Steps to Greener Living

The Environmental Protection Agency has conducted studies that indicate that levels of about a dozen common organic pollutants are 2 to 5 times higher inside homes than outside.

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November 18, 2009

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Toxic sprays, gels, and foam
Don't make for a happy home
Use products that are green
Don't use pollutants to clean!

Green Your Clean

A growing number of studies indicate that there is a definitive connection between environmental and human health problems and the use of synthetic, man-made chemicals found in most household cleaners. There are many different ways in which you can green your clean.

  • Buy proven eco-friendly household cleaning products. Both Seventh Generation and Begley's Best are two companies offering great green cleaning products, or you can check for EcoLogo Certification or Green Seal Certification.
  • Make your own natural cleaners. Mix-it-yourself household cleaners use environmentally friendly ingredients and are much cheaper than major brands bought at the store.
  • Understand what's in your cleaning products. Seventh Generation's Label Reading Guide helps educate you on how to read labels, so you can understand the potential risks in many cleaning products.

Good Housekeeping offers a number of easy, eco-friendly recipes for mix-it-yourself household cleaners.

Safer Chemicals, Happy Families is a coalition of diverse groups united by their common concern about toxic chemicals in our homes, places of work, and everyday products.

 

 

Our greencookingpots are made of enameled cast iron and are free of any chemicals.

The natural abrasives in these scrubbing cloths make for a resilient kitchen utility.

 
 

Use again and again. Giant 20" x 28" all cotton dish towel, screenprinted with water-based, non-toxic inks.

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