The typical American uses hundreds of synthesized chemicals and harmful agents in their cleaning supplies. If you wish to make an effort to reduce your own environmental impact, consider how you clean. Cleaning Green
In the modern world, we want the tedious chore of cleaning to be fast, easy and effective. To do so, we spend money on cleaning supplies and appliances that promise to do just that.
Part of the problem with not cleaning “green” is largely cultural, or, the way we view cleaning. Until recently, there has been no effort to include the “greenness” of these cleaning supplies, which accounts for a heavy dirge in environmental concern and awareness in the consumer of cleaning products.
As previously mentioned, there are many alternatives to the regular cleaning chemicals that some people use every-day. For example, instead of using a chemical-based solution to clean up a stain, why not use lemon-juice?
Another good reason for reducing your use of chemicals that doesn’t have anything to do with cleaning itself. Your health is at risk every time you use a chemical that is dangerous upon ingestion.