As we hunker down in our homes during the winter months, there is one step we can take to keep our homes safe – dispel harsh chemicals from the air we breathe.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states that many household cleaners we use have volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation. Some VOCs can also cause cancer in animals and humans.
VOC levels inside the home are usually 2-5 times greater than outdoor levels. However, there are products that you can use to clean your home without the harsh chemicals.
Green America provides a list of the top 10 products you can use, many of which will already be in your homes.
You can find more information on how to mix your own cleaners at Green America’s website: http://www.greenamerica.org/livinggreen/greencleaners.cfm
You can also find books on how to clean your home with green products at the Library.
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