The Eco Cleaning Solution: Ways You Can Clean Your Home The Green Way
As time goes by, more people are showing interest in green cleaning products for having less impact on the environment and individual health. More and more companies are now creating cleaning products that gear towards using natural ingredients as an eco-cleaning solution.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of green cleaning products and tips on how you can clean your home, in an environmentally friendly way.
Benefits of Green Cleaning Products
Compared to traditional cleaning products, all natural cleaning products or bio-based cleaning products don’t have any hazardous chemicals on them, making them more suitable and safer for use around children, pets and those with weakened immune systems.
Healthier people at home
A requirement to call the product “green” is that it must not have any hazardous chemicals. Due to this feature, these products are less likely to pose health risks to people. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Environmental Working Group, some of the dangers of traditional cleaning product can include:
- Eye and skin irritation;
- Throat irritation;
- Congenital disabilities in children born to women with high exposure;
- Chemical burns; and,
Several studies have confirmed that home use of conventional cleaning products is associated with an increased risk of asthma. More people with asthma prefer green cleaning products because they don’t contain chemicals that can trigger the disease.
Ingredients in green cleaners must meet specific criteria regarding acute and inhalation toxicity, absorption through the skin, and combustibility. Certified products must have appropriate health and safety labels to ensure the product’s safety.
Better Indoor Air Quality
According to the World Health Organization, indoor pollution kills more people than outdoor pollution. And, one of the causes of pollution is the usage of cleaning products with harmful chemicals on them.
Ingredients in a conventional cleaning product such as volatile organic compounds (VOC) can harm indoor air quality. Also, 2-Butoxyethanol, an element widely used in cleaning products, can lead to air contamination exceeding established health-based limits for the workplace.
Hence, that is why people prefer using biobased products because they are less harmful to the environment. They don’t contain chemicals that can cause significant air pollution.
Not all green products are expensive unlike what most people think. In fact, there are a lot of green products that fit every household’s budget. Plus, they are cost-effective because products like YVY Naturals use refillable systems where you don’t need to buy another plastic container for purchase.
What makes certified green hand soaps different is that they don’t contain antibacterial ingredients. The U.S Food and Drug Administration scientific advisory panel determines that antibacterial soaps are no better than original soaps at killing germs or reducing the spread of infection. Hence, the American Medical Association recommends avoiding what is deemed “antibacterial” products at home. They promote bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
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The Yvy Team