Going Green With Spring Cleaning

539wDespite the benefits of cleaning, the activity can be hazardous. Use of different household cleaners is unhealthy because most of these contain strong chemicals lke bleach, formaldehyde and ammonia. There may be instances where you could end up vomitting, burning your eyes, feeling your lungs clogged or hurting in your throat, especially if you use these chemicals strongly. Overtime, you could develop kidney and nerve problems or worse, lifelong diseases such as cancer, because of these chemicals. On top of that, the chemicals could seep through your house and the environment around you that your children and pets could develop diseases, too.

Time again, the use of non-chemical cleaners have been discussed and stressed on this site. And since Spring is already here, and you’re probably setting your sights on doing a lot of major cleaning in the coming weeks, then it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Here are some suggestions to cleaning this spring the greenest and healthiest way:

1. Make a decision to use eco-based cleaning products. Make one yourself. Not only are they healthier, they are cheaper: vinegar, baking soda and olive oil are just some of the choices. Brush up on your knowledge about this and read up on what other common kitchen products you can use for cleaning.

2. If you still would like to use manufactured products, read the label carefully and get to know the ingredients of the cleaning agents. Follow the instructions to the precise letter, never going overboard, because it can only increase toxic levels. Don’t even attemp to mix products thinking it will work better.

3. Always, always use gloves when working with strong cleaning agents.

4. Wash your hands thoroughly with clean water after you are done handling the products.

5. Keep your cleaning agents properly stored after use.

 

 

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POSTED BY on Mar 16 under Health and Fitness

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