My students, my family and friends close to me know that I’m passionate about Green Cleaning. It’s so easy to make your own natural and non-toxic cleaning products and much cheaper than what you find in the stores, why in the world would you buy commercial products?
I recently found a resource created by the EWG (Environmental Working Group) that REALY has me convinced that everyone should be making their own home cleaners. What is the EWG? It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment whose mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment.
The Environmental Working Group Cleaners Hall of Shame unearthed compelling evidence that common household cleaners, including some hyped as “safe” or “natural,” can inflict serious harm on unwary users. Many present severe risks to children who may ingest or spill them or breathe their fumes.
“Cleaning your home can come at a high price – cancer-causing chemicals in the air, an asthma attack from fumes or serious skin burns from an accidental spill,” said Jane Houlihan, EWG senior vice president for research and co-author of the EWG Cleaners Hall of Shame. “Almost any ingredient is legal and almost none of them are labeled, leaving families at risk. Our Hall of Shame products doesn’t belong in the home.”
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