There has been in increase in the interest that people have in using environmentally friendly cleaning supplies in their homes and their businesses. And while it may seem that using eco-friendly cleaning products is a new thing, the truth is that eco-friendly cleaning products have been used by people for hundreds of years. Just 60 or 70 years ago, most people’s grandparents used vinegar and baking soda as cleaning products on a regular basis. However, as modern life got busier, people had less time to mix up their own cleaning products from scratch at home.
Using eco-friendly cleaning products is an important part of keeping a family happy and healthy. This is especially the case for homes that have young children and babies. Interestingly, the members of the family who are often affected the most by using non-environmentally friendly products are a family’s pets. This is because they are the ones that lay on the floor, eat on the floor, and eventually ingest some residue.
When non-eco-friendly cleaning products are used the effects are also seen in the air quality. It is estimated that in homes where conventional cleaning products are used, the air quality can be between 5 to 100 times more polluted than the outdoors. It gets even worse, in areas that do not have windows like a bathroom or a den.
The National Cancer Association released a study that they conducted over a 15 year period. It showed that women who work inside of the home are more than 50 percent more likely to get cancer than those who work outside the home. It is believed that this is due in part to the chemicals that are used to clean the home.
Even homeowners who use a cleaning service should still be concerned about the residue that chemical cleaners leave in the home. Chemical cleaners negatively affect the health and well-being of loved ones, and they can have a negative effect on the surfaces they are used to clean. Eco-friendly products are surprisingly more efficient at cleaning the home than many of the chemical products that are sold at the store. Eco-friendly products have fragrances, they are non-toxic, and they work just as effectively when used with cold water as when used with hot water. They are an environmentally friendly way to maintain a clean home while at the same time protecting the health of the home’s occupants.