Choosing Eco-Friendly, Kid-Safe Household Cleaners

green guidemopBeing green, or living a more eco-friendly life can be a challenge if you don't have any idea where to start. One place to begin is where environmental groups have long suggested--cleaning out cabinets filled with common household cleaners. Many of the products that we use to "clean and freshen" our homes do just the opposite, filling the places where our kids eat, sleep and play with hard-core toxins.


Mother of three, AprilDJC says that after reading a toxicology report on several common household cleaners, she's switching to natural (safe) products to clean her house. "I'm getting more into the eco-friendly and natural non-toxic cleaners after looking up the ingredients and health effects of some of my favorite old cleaners," she says.

I won't name names, but April does in her post.

The Department of Health and Human Services provides a database with health and safety information for virtually every household product you can think of--click here to see.

April says that after seeing the number under the health rating of her fave products, she's done with poisonous cleaners. "No thanks for me! Not with little ones around. I'm starting to clean with more lemon juice, baking soda, vinegar and if those won't do the job, I get the "natural" cleaners."

Are you concerned about the toxicity of cleaners in your home? Do you already use natural cleaners? Will you in the future?

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