Why should I start Green cleaning? This is a question more and more people are asking these days. With all the options at our fingertips, it can be hard to know what the right decision is or where to begin. However, with plenty of Augusta cleaning companies available to us, it’s actually one of the easiest decisions we can make.
A Healthier Home:
It’s generally understood we want a healthy home. When the kitchen is a mess and you pull out all the usual brushes, sponges, and bleach and sprays and begin scrubbing, you are quickly exposed to hundreds of chemicals that have known, and potentially unknown, harmful effects. Something that those with sensitive skin can quickly attest to.
The chemicals, if not used carefully, can be absorbed into the skin. That’s why the gloves we opt to use when cleaning is so important. But even then, what about the residue left behind? What about those children who touch the walls and then put their fingers in their mouth?
By eliminating the harsh chemicals found in traditional cleaning products, this concern is greatly diminished.
I think we can all agree, that our children are a great concern. A parent’s worst nightmare is finding out that their child managed to get into cleaning supplies. No matter what you do to prevent it, it takes mere seconds for an accident to take place.
What if the chemicals were natural products that your child interacted with, such as vinegar and baking soda or baking powder?
Traditional chemicals, when breathed in, in large doses, can cause asthma among other health issues. Volatile organic compounds, which are used to improve a product’s performance, can impact our neurological functions, while some chemicals may act as carcinogens, respiratory irritants or even reproductive toxins, depending on the amount of an individual’s exposure.
With traditional products, proper ventilation is everything, especially when you find yourself having to use multiple products in the same room.
A Purer Environment:
According to the Environmental organizations, some chemicals frequently found in our traditional cleaning products present acknowledged and potentially unknown problems for the environment if washed down the drain.
These Phosphates can cause the eutrophication of rivers and other water bodies. This has the potential to deplete oxygen levels and harm water quality.
Then there is the packaging that ends up in the environment or filling up our landfills.
Sustainable packaging, although a relatively new initiative, requires consideration of design, choice of materials, processing, as well as the life-cycle of all materials involved. Green cleaning companies strive to limit packaging, as well as offer both recycled and partially recycled options. Now, who doesn’t love recycling?
We all know there are risks that come with any of our cleaning products; just look at the ingredient label of any given product. You will see sometimes numerous symbols talking of corrosiveness and toxicity etc.
With increasingly readily available options that are not only healthier to use but are less damaging to the environment, it’s no wonder that people are increasingly educating themselves and turning towards the “Green Cleaning” initiative.
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