We are exposed to thousands of hazardous chemicals from the environment, but how safe are we inside our homes? If you use household cleaners, plastics, and other products, you are exposing yourself and your family everyday to toxins. Researchers at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) have created some general tips to keep a clean and healthy home. Here are some of their suggestions:
By following these tips, you will decrease the risk of toxic chemicals harming you and your family. Here are more specific ways you can avoid chemicals cleaning in each room of the house.
In the Kitchen
In the Bathroom
Floors and Furniture
For recipes for natural and safe cleaning products, visit Care2’s Cleaning Kit Guide and learn how to make your own a non-toxic cleaning kit.
If you don’t have the will or the time to make your own cleaning products, the Environmental Working Group has a list of the top-ranked cleaning products for laundry, dishwashing and bathrooms. For more tips on how to keep your home clean and non-toxic, visit the Environmental Working Group or see their cleaning guide.