Monday, October 15, 2007

blog action day: cleaning products & your health


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The connection between your health and the environment may be immediately clear in some ways. Pollution of our air and water obviously impacts our health. But there are smaller scale concerns directly within your control that are well worth considering.

household cleaning:
Recent research indicates that harsh cleaning products often lead to asthma. They are also dangerous for kids if ingested. It is best to keep your choices simple and non-toxic. There are a whole host of commercially available options, but you can also make your own products using readily available, inexpensive ingredients, such as baking soda, vinegar and essential oils.

Here are just a few of the great non-toxic commercial cleaning options currently available:
Check out these links to get advice on and recipes for making your own products:
Sources:
Asthma Blamed on Cleaning Products
Hidden Dangers in Household Products

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