Green cleaning is about the health and well-being of the living occupants in the home being cleaned. Unlike traditional cleaning, it goes beyond simple appearance, focusing on products, tools and services that have fewer adverse health impacts than conventional products and procedures. Did you know that conventional cleaning products typically contain carcinogens, toxins, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors and other ingredients which can be harmful to human and pet lungs, liver, kidneys, skin, eyes and noses? Even the seemingly benign fragrances included with many of these products – the ones you associate with a clean house – can trigger asthma and allergy attacks.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside a typical home is, on average, 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air just outside – and in extreme cases 100 times more contaminated – largely because of household cleaners and pesticides.
The only healthy way to clean your home is with green cleaning. Green cleaning is more than just using “green” products. To be effective, a green cleaning program is dependent on a comprehensive approach, including chemicals, tools and equipment, procedures, paper products, trash liners, soaps and detergents. Green cleaning removes the maximum amount of indoor air pollution, germs and dirt AND leaves nothing behind in terms of harmful chemical residues.
If you want your home to be clean, get it truly clean with green cleaning.