Wednesday, November 2, 2011
To Protect Your Family -90% of our time is spent indoors.
-Triple pane windows and high efficiency insulation make it harder for indoor air to escape. –The products you use are directly released into the air and stay on the surfaces of your home.
–Children breathe faster in proportion to their body weight than adults, making them more vulnerable to chemical exposure. (www.healthychild.org)
•EPA reports that air pollution in our homes is five times worse inside than outside and ranks indoor air quality among the top five risks to human health. (www.epa.gov) ... Eww!
To Protect the Environment
What you use at home has a direct effect on the ecosystem around you! What you use goes down the drains, into the water ways, and releases into the soil and water supply. Certain chemicals in cleaning products act as a food source to algae. When they reproduce to this extent they do not allow oxygen into the water source and kill the fish, damaging the eco system. (Smith and Schindler, 2009) These chemicals also end up in the water supply which pollutes ground soil feeding your vegetables and fruits. These chemicals can end up in the water that you drink. (http://www.thegreenguide.com/)
What’s the difference between cleaners that are plant-based vs. petroleum based?