Monday, March 12, 2012

Why a Green Clean?

We think very often that green is only to political correct or to go along with a “hippy” lifestyle. However if you are like me it is more about the fact that someone in your home (my husband) has a sensitivity to most smells including cleaning supplies.

I also like the fact that these methods reduce the amount indoor pollution. Government studies have proven that the average home pollution is higher then that of outdoor pollution on a med risk day. Some of the things that are to be taken into consideration:

  • Lack of Ventilation
    • Most homes do not have a great amount of ventilation to help move the air out of the home.
  • Second Hand Smoke
    • This smoke dose not go just at my lungs, it also lingers in the air and on surfaces.
  • Dust, Dander, and Dust Mites.
    • The average home has one pound of this form of pollution for approximately every 37 square feet of the home.
  • Cleaning Supplies
    • What many people only think of as a smell from bleach, ammonia and other solvents is actually harmful pollution.

These and many other aspects are things that should be taken into account when you are planning to clean your home. As most Americans spend 80-90% of their lives indoors it is important to know what it is that you surround yourself with.

Most of these indoor problems can be solved with planning, regular airing and cleaning of your home, and a change in your cleaning routine/products.

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