17 Mar '12, 11pm

Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning | Care2 Healthy Living

Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning | Care2 Healthy Living

While nothing feels as welcoming as a freshly cleaned home, a clean house doesn’t always mean a healthy home. Most conventional cleaners are laden with chemicals that linger in your home, contribute to poor indoor air quality and put your family’s health at risk. Many glass cleaners are made with ammonia, which can irritate the eyes and lungs and cause headaches; floor and furniture polishes are known to include nitrobenzene, a known carcinogen and reproductive toxin that can cause nausea and shortness of breath; and many disinfectants contain petroleum derivates that can cause dizziness and fainting. Chemical-laden cleaners also pollute our air and waterways, and their packaging creates unnecessary waste that clogs our landfills. Fortunately, it’s possible to thoroughly clean your home without treating it to a chemical bath. And all you’ll need is a handful of natural ing...

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