Why use green cleaning products?

Most of the cleaning products today contain chemicals that pose health risks to both the environment and its user.

Did you know...

  • 12,000 children under age 5 go to the emergency room each year because of injuries caused by household cleaning products, and 40% of those injuries are caused by spray bottles, which typically don't have child-resistant caps?
  • New university research finds that even "safe" household chemicals are proving unhealthy now that so many of them are building up and mixing together inside our hyper-sealed homes, then draining outdoors?
  • Most conventional glass and surface cleaners are made with solvents; alcohols that are toxic (typically poisonous), ammonia, which is a respiratory irritant, or glycol ethers that cause systemic organ damage?
  • Studies link 50% of all health problems to indoor air quality, which is proven to be 70% more toxic than outdoor air pollution.
  • More scientists are predicting the rise of superbugs as chemical cleaning and over-disinfecting threatens to create invincible strains of bacteria and viruses?
  • Over 150 chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological deformities.
  • One out of every ten children suffer from Asthma and a good majority of these cases can be linked to chemicals and toxins in the home?
  • Only 30% of the 17,000 chemicals used in our homes have been adequately tested for the negative effects on our health and only 1% of these are required on labels.

New York, Illinois, and Connecticut have made the use of "green cleaning" or chemical free cleaning mandatory in schools throughout their states!

Schools and Green Cleaning information
You can protect your child's health by urging your school to use green cleaning products and practices.

Green School Initiative http://www.greenschools.net/article.php?id=245 has great information on how to get your school to switch to healthier, greener cleaning practices.

Environmental Working Group provides a customizable letter and a fact sheet to help educate school administrators about the benefits of green cleaning.

A study by the Environmental Working Group discovered that the blood of many babies is contaminated with chemical toxins before they are even born
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Learn more about toxics and health at
Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow http://www.healthytomorrow.org

http://www.healthytomorrow.org/toxics/ children.html

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