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WHY GREEN CLEAN?

Healthy home. Healthy planet.

 Green cleaning involves the use of eco-friendly products, ingredients, and practices to preserve human, animal, and environmental health. And to do that, all it takes is some simple product changes. Ditching traditional chemical-based cleansers and choosing a more natural approach doesn't mean compromising a high standard of clean. Our green cleaning services are safe for you and your family, but they are also highly effective.  A proper cleaning and disinfecting is possible with the right eco-friendly products

Health Risks

The health risks associated with chemical-based cleaning products have created a need for safer, more responsible cleaning practices. Scientific studies have shown that chemicals found in traditional house cleansers can cause a multitude of health problems from acute to chronic or mild to severe. Children and pets are especially vulnerable to the effects of these chemicals through inhalation or absorption. 

Environmental Concerns

One small bottle of chemical cleanser can have a devastating impact on our planet. That one small bottle turns into millions when looked at on a larger global scale. Not only do they accumulate in the landfill, but ozone depletion, waterways and soil pollution, wildlife poisoning, and air pollution are direct results of toxic chemicals being released into our environment.

Did you know...

Chemicals in household cleansers:

  • have been linked to cancer, reproductive & developmental disorders, respiratory damage

  • can trigger asthma & allergies, headaches & migraines, nose/eye irritation & inflammation, rashes and skin allergies

  • are classified as known, probable or possible carcinogens

  • contain levels higher than are legally allowed

  • are not required to be fully listed on the label- sometimes the most toxic are left off the ingredient list because there are no regulations requiring manufacturers to do so

  • have not been adequately tested for safety or long-term health effects

  • are considered 'proprietary blends' or 'trade secrets' and are allowed to be generally classified as 'fragrance', 'perfume' or 'parfum'

Don't get greenwashed!

Marketing works. Beware of exaggerated claims from companies professing to be environmentally-friendly. Generic terms like 'all-natural', 'eco-friendly', 'certified green', even 'unscented' are to be taken with a grain of salt, and indicate some consumer investigation is required. Check out the ingredients list. Do you recognize any of the chemicals?  Is the list a mile long? Sometimes the product isn't as 'green' as it appears. 

 

When it comes to household cleaning products, here are some harmful ingredients to steer clear of:

  • Ammonia

  • PERC (Perchloroethylene)

  • Phthalates

  • Fragrance or Parfum-  can mean 100 or more toxic chemicals are included

  • 'Natural Fragrance', 'Fragrance-Free' or 'Unscented' can mean manufacturers add masking fragrances to cover the chemical smells of their products

  • Chlorine

  • Triclosan

  • Sodium Hydroxide

  • 2-Butoxyethanol

 

Choosing cleaning products with transparent ingredient lists, knowing what chemicals to avoid, and making your own homemade cleaning solutions are some of the best ways to keep your family and our environment healthy.

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