Having a healthy home environment means having a healthy family

Having A Healthy Home Environment

Everyone wants a healthy home environment. Some information can help you understand more about this topic, as well as help you make informed choices. Why Is A Healthy Home Environment Important? Your main concern may be your family’s health. This is one reason to not use cleaning products that contain toxic chemicals. When you choose products that are free of toxic ingredients, you will have better air quality in your home. Clean, fresh air is safe for your family members’ respiratory systems. A second health concern is residue from unhealthy products. Regardless of your particular cleaning task, there is always some reside left behind. Products that do not contain toxic chemicals are harmless to your skin. There is no risk of allergic reactions, and both children and pets can safely play on the floor. Another concern is the environment itself. After performing a cleaning task, the cleaning product is rinsed…Continue Reading…

Only 8 percent of plastic waste was recycled in the US in 2010

Plastic Waste In The US

According to Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Americans discard 33.6 million tons of plastics every year. Worryingly, only 6.5% of this waste is recycled while a further 7.7% undergoes combustion in waste-to-energy facilities. The rest ends up in landfills or in oceans where up to 100 million tons float putting marine life at great risk. Dumping plastics in landfills is not a perfect solution because they can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. In addition, decomposing plastics can leak pollutants into soil and underground water sources. An In-depth Look at the US Plastic Waste Problem For most people, the term plastic garbage conjures up images of plastic water bottles, paper bags, and cups. However, this is a simplistic view that does not capture the magnitude of the plastics problem in the US. To start with, plastics are found in a wide range of products, not just water bottles, cups, or…Continue Reading…

The chemicals in cleaning products you should be aware about

Chemicals And Cleaning Products: Facts and Figures

It is not uncommon for you to worry about the chemicals that are added to the cleaning products which you use in your home. Most people would rather use all natural products, which contain no chemicals. While this is the safest way to clean your home, it is not always possible. It seems as though the more doctors, scientists, and manufacturers learn about the chemicals used in household cleaning products, the more they worry about what these chemicals could be doing to our health. Household Chemicals Banned in the Last Few Decades As people learn more about what certain chemicals can do to the health of you and your family, the faster these chemicals disappear from the shelves. Over the past few decades, you may have noticed that products that you normally have purchased have changed. This is because certain chemical have been banned, due to health concerns. Dishwasher Detergents…Continue Reading…