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Why You Should Use Organic Cleaning Products, and How To Find Them

In the past, it was thought a chemical-based cleaning product was necessary to fight germs and dirt in our homes. Today, we know these products are compromising our health, the health of animals, and our environment. Understanding the contents of most standard cleaning products will go a long way in helping you understand why you should switch to organic cleaning products.

Organic, green or eco-friendly cleaning products are low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), such as hydrocarbons, limonene, or glycol esters, which can all be dangerous to the health of animals and humans. Organic cleaning products will clean away all the germs and dirt in your home without compromising the health of your family, pets, and environment.

These are many reasons you should consider choosing a green cleaner, and easy ways to identify the rights one for you!

1. Organic Cleaning Products are Healthier for Your Family

Most of the cleaning products you find on the shelves contain toxic chemicals that can be linked to health issues, such as sneezing, coughing, skin rashes, eye irritations, and more. When you switch to an organic cleaning product, you will experience significant improvements in your indoor air quality. You and your family will breathe easier having made this safe choice.

2. Organic Cleaning Products Will Save You Money

Most people see the word ‘organic’ and assume more expensive. The truth is organic cleaning products take less product to do the same job or better than traditional cleaning products. Using the traditional products in excess costs you a lot more money over time than the smaller amounts you’ll use with organic cleaning products.

3. Organic Cleaning Products Are Safer for Your Environment

Organic cleaning products are created using biodegradable, non-toxic, safe ingredients. These eco-friendly products will reduce water and air pollution and help fight ozone depletion as well as climate change.

4. Organic Cleaning Products Help Your Community

A lot of companies that create organic cleaning products will give back a portion of their profits to sustainable organizations that promote environmental change. When you use organic cleaning products from these companies, you can have peace of mind knowing you are doing your part to protect your planet.

How to Choose the Right Green Cleaners

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a Safer Choice Standard that helps to quickly identify safer cleaning products. You can do a quick search on the EPA website for home or business products, and quickly filter through products that are fragrance-free or that also can be used outdoors.

You can also quickly check the ingredient list on your household cleaners to see if they include toxic chemicals, which goes beyond the ‘green’ label claims. Cleaners that say they are ‘all natural’ don’t mean they are non-toxic. Make sure your cleaners don’t include formaldehyde, sodium hypochlorite, ammonium hydroxide, boric acid, and others.

There are lots of resources out there to help you choose the right cleaners for your home. Try out different options to find the right ones for you or bring in the experts to help you keep your home clean and healthy!

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