3 Benefits of Using Green Cleaning Products
Cleaning typically comes from the desire to keep your family safe and protect them from the germs that
may compromise their health. But, many household cleaning products contain chemical compounds an
extremely volatile compositions that may do more harm than good, for your family and the environment. With green cleaning, the risks of sustaining any long-term negative effects on the health of your family, pets and the surrounding environment is significantly reduced. Trying to decide if you want to give green cleaning a try? Knowing the benefits of using green cleaning products may make your decision to switch much easier.
One of the best benefits of green cleaning products is that they are much safer for your family’s health than traditional cleaners. Many traditional cleaning products contain ingredients that may contribute to respiratory problems, allergic reactions, cancer and/or reproductive abnormalities. When using green products for cleaning, there is a significant reduction in health issues, such as skin burns and irritations, headaches and chemical poisoning. As opposed to the chemicals found in traditional cleaners, green products use ingredients, such as citrus oils, isopropyl alcohol and/or vinegar, which clean as well as the ingredients found in traditional cleaners, but without the harmful side effects.
Children & Pet Friendly
When babies and children crawling and play on the floor, using traditional cleaners means they are playing in chlorine bleach, phosphates and sodium hypochlorite. These chemicals can be trans-dermal, which means they can penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream. Over time a buildup of these chemicals on and in the body may cause skin burns and lead to organ damage and/or breathing problems. Your pet is a part of your family too and just like these chemicals can be trans-dermal for children, they can harm your pets as well.
Safer For the Environment
Each time traditional cleaners are used, a variety of harmful chemicals are released into the air. These toxins poison the environment by causing water pollution, air pollution, ozone depletion and climate change. Green cleaners improve the quality of indoor air as well as reduce the outdoor air and water pollution. Unlike traditional cleaners, green cleaners are biodegradable, so they break down naturally as opposed to sitting in the environment, wrecking havoc for future generations.
Making the Switch
When you make the switch and start using green cleaning products, it is important to buy sustainable and eco-friendly cleaning products that are:
- No VOC’s
- Reduced and recyclable packaging
Choosing to use green cleaning products is a step towards creating a healthier, safer home and environment. Another great benefit of using green products is the smell…instead of the smell of chlorine bleach, your home will smell fresh and clean.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can design a green cleaning plan specifically for your needs.