Green cleaning

Once upon a time, cleaning supplies were simple. After the first synthetic detergent was introduced in 1946, a host of other synthetic cleaning products came on the market. Today, there are more than 10,000 household cleaning products of various brands.

Some ingredients are linked to health concerns including asthma, cancer, and neurological damage. Other ingredients lack full data on health effects. Because manufacturers are not required to list all ingredients, it’s hard to know the hazards.

You can save money and protect our air and water by using fewer ingredients to do the job.




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