You can make a difference!More and more people have become environmentally minded, and aware of the harmful effects of mainstream household cleaning products. Eco-friendly household cleaning products have readily been available for years in natural foods stores, and have been SLOWLY INTRODUCED into grocery stores.
Consumers have many choices, and need to make their selections wisely.
An uninformed consumer may wonder why he or she should choose an environmentally safer household cleaning product. Most people are aware of the harmful effects of pesticides on food, but tend to overlook the toxicity of common household cleaners. There is also a mind set that cleaning products have to contain harsh chemicals to be effective, and the environmental consequences are often overlooked.
Common toxic and hazardous cleaning products found in most households include disinfectants, drain, toilet and window cleaners, oven cleaners, bleach, ammonia, cleaning solvents, spot removers, and rug and upholstery cleaners. Many of these products contain petroleum, phosphates, optical brighteners, chlorine bleach, ammonia, dyes, and fragrance.
Petroleum is non-biodegradable, and a non-renewable resource. When phosphates enter bodies of water, algae feed on them and grow rapidly. The algae cloud the water and block sunlight. When the algae decomposes, it consumes the oxygen supply and suffocates the aquatic life. Optical brighteners are also petroleum based, and attract heavy metals in water which attach to aquatic life. Ammonia can be irritating to the lungs, and chlorine can form cancer causing compounds. They should never be mixed together as they form lethal chloramine gas. Products that contain artificial dyes and fragrance are irritants for chemically sensitive children and adults.
You can make a difference for the environment and for your own health by using household cleaners that are mild and safer. Mountain Green environmentally responsible household cleaners are a perfect choice. Their powerful natural formulas are highly concentrated, providing cost effectiveness and cleaning efficiency. They are price comparative to commonly purchased, brand name household cleaners, and they really work! In laboratory tests, Green formulas out performed other competitive eco-friendly products.
Take time to read the ingredient list on product labels. Look for products that are biodegradable, phosphate free, and do not contain any of the harsh chemicals mentioned above. Choose products that are not tested on animals and use no animal ingredients to prevent animal suffering. Purchase products that use minimal and recyclable packaging. Use products with natural formulas to minimize allergic reactions, and use only the amount needed to do the job. Keep these tips in mind and you will discover that environmentally responsible household cleaning does make a difference.
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