3 Steps to Reduce Dangerous Toxins in Your Home Today!
Green to Clean is here to provide you with the latest green info to help you maintain wellness and create a healthy environment.#1. GET RID OF CONVENTIONAL CLEANERS:
Most conventional cleaners contain words that are not only hard to pronounce but can be very detrimental to your health.
Some of the dangerous ingredients are volatile organic compounds, (VOCs), formaldehyde, harsh acids, and hormone disrupters linked to cancer, reproductive toxicity, and eye and respiratory irritation.
THE SOLUTION: Use nontoxic, biodegradable cleaners free of synthetic fragrances. Most cleaning jobs can also be done with baking soda and vinegar. Green to Clean has a list of tried and true, GREENSEAL approved, EPA Certified, CDC recommended eco-friendly products that we gratefully endorse. Contact us if you would like to find out more about Eco-friendly cleaning products.#2.) FILTER YOUR WATER:
The public water supplies in 19 of America’s largest cities delivered drinking water that contained contaminant levels exceeding EPA limits, including rocket fuel, arsenic, lead, fecal waste, and chemical by-products created during water treatment.
THE SOLUTION: Get a water filter, and ask your water utility for its “Consumer Confidence Report.” But avoid bottled water-most brands are not much better than tap water and the bottles contribute to mountains of waste. Carry and refill your own reusable water bottle instead.#3.) USE CARE WITH PAINTS/STAINS:
Conventional paints contain three dangerous chemicals: VOCs, fungicides and biocides.
THE SOLUTION: Use super-low or even zero-VOC paints and stains. Look also for “biocide-free” paints and those that use natural pigments. If your home was built before 1970, consider having both your home and your children’s blood levels tested. Paint over lead-based paint to minimize dust and chipping.