In today’s world we often hear a lot about green cleaning opportunities and how we should be doing this to help protect the environment and that is all well and good. Then we go to the store, we grab the first cleaning product we are used to and simply carry on like nothing happened, potentially polluting the environment with petroleum products which then take forever to break down, carrying down canalization all the way into the ocean. Well this can be easily avoided if we know what we’re doing – we have made some tips ready for you so you would have a decent understanding on what you can do to protect those around you from the effects of hazardous chemicals:
The use of green cleaning products
Open your windows
This is something a lot of people nowadays have to remember since the central air conditioning systems we are so used to actually use internal air and simply circulate and filter it again and again. You will need to open those windows to let some fresh air in once in a while no matter what you do.
Avoid overuse of antibacterial cleaners
Although they are useful as a short-term solution you should also keep in mind that its also possible to create super-germs by making them adaptive to whatever is killing them. Much like any part of evolution with germs its either adapt or die. Prolonged exposure to the same type of hazard will have them adapt wonderfully so they can return stronger and more dangerous. So be careful with the antibacterial cleaners.
Use natural scents
If you want your home to smell nice then avoid the chemicals present in air fresheners and simply go with flowers, or try boiling cloves, cinnamon or other herbs to have the desired effect. Vanilla can also be a useful substitute for those that smells great.
Toxic cleaners should be disposed of
But only by doing it the right way, so make sure they are wrapped in plastic so you’ll have no leaks. The reason why you should get rid of those is because they will be absolutely poisonous to a water supply, not to mention how they will settle in nicely at the local landfill. A lot of countries have places where they’ll take toxic chemicals away, so ask around.