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Ethylene-based glycol is commonly used as a water-soluble solvent in most cleaning products and is also classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a hazardous air pollutant.

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March 12, 2009

Chemical Soup

As we go through our everyday lives
There are lots of places chemicals hide
Usually they've got a careful disguise
Hidden amongst your cleaning supplies.

Wipe On / Wipe Off
Next time you grab your favorite cleaning wipe to pick up a spill or clean off the counters, you may want to think twice before wiping your home down in potentially harmful chemicals.

  • Many of the popular cleansing wipes that have made clean-ups so easy can actually spread more toxins than the ones they are supposed to be picking up. Usually filled with a cornucopia of chemicals, these wipes are not only bad for the Earth, but can also be harmful to your health.
  • Eco-friendly cleansing wipes (and many other products) are popping up all over store shelves and can most likely be picked up at your local grocery store. In addition to being toxin free these handy wipes are almost always biodegradable and sometimes even compostable.
  • Take it a step further by making the switch to using towels for your cleanup needs.  Just as easy to use as paper goods, simply throw them in the wash when you're done tidying up and save the paper for another use.

 

Check It Out

Organic Wipes: http://www.shaklee.com/00302.html
Green Products/ Services: http://www.lowimpactliving.com/categories
What's So Bad?: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Whats-So-Bad-About-Chemical-Cleaning-Products.html

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