Cleaning products should not only be effective but also safe for the environment, and humans. This is increasingly important as more and more common cleaners and solvents have been noted as being dangerous. Even the fumes alone from some cleaning products can cause skin irritation and respiratory issues. Here are just a few reasons why it’s important to use eco-friendly cleaning products.
Protecting the Environment
Though one may not think household cleaners can affect the air, water, and ground outside of the home, the truth is they do. Chemicals in toxic cleaners leech into the water supply when being flushed or washed down drains, while disposing of containers that hold harmful cleaning products can contaminate the soil, let off dangerous fumes, and endanger birds, animals, and wildlife.
Safeguarding Your Home
Harsh, toxic cleaning products may appear to do an effective job, but they can also strip paint and finishes, and leave unpleasant fumes. These fumes can linger for quite a while in fabrics, furniture, and papers, leaving homes smelling chemical-laden rather than fresh and clean. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of natural and eco-conscious products that effectively disinfect and clean all surfaces of the home without leaving chemical odors.
Ensuring Good Air Quality
Indoor air quality refers to the health and cleanliness of the air inside one’s home. It is important to realize that cleaners with nice smelling fragrances are not necessarily good to breathe in. Products with synthetic scents often contain neurotoxins, air pollutants, and carcinogens such as triethanolamine (TEA), 1,4-dioxane, butyl cellosolve, and alkylphenol ethoxylates (APES). Buildings where chemical cleaners are routinely used often have gases from toxins such as chlorine and ammonia in the air which can irritate the eyes, skin, and lungs. This is especially dangerous in homes with children, pets, ill persons, or seniors.
Clean, healthy indoor air can be achieved simply by using non-toxic products, regularly allowing outdoor air to circulate by opening windows, and occasionally dusting. A thorough, professional cleaning once in a while can also go a long way towards maintaining your home’s indoor air quality.
Before hiring a cleaning company, ask if they use safe cleaning agents. Magic Clean is dedicated to providing efficient, impeccable, professional service while also decreasing our carbon footprint and only using cleaning products that are biodegradable and earth-friendly.No Comments »
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