We all want a clean home, especially if little ones reside there. We clean the floors and tables, so our children don’t get any dirt or germs on their hands. But do you really know what is in your cleaners? Here are some startling facts:
-Over 90% of poison exposures happen at home.
-Common chlorine bleach is the #1 household chemical involved in poisoning.
-Organic pollutants, found in many common cleaners and air fresheners, are found at levels 2 to 5 times higher inside your home than out.
-A person who spends 15 minutes cleaning shower walls could inhale three times the “acute one-hour exposure limit” for glycol ether-containing products set by the California Office for Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.
-Common cleaners give off fumes that can potentially increase the risk of kids developing asthma, the most common chronic childhood disease.
-1 in 13 school-aged children has asthma. Rates in children under five have increased more than 160% from 1980-1994.
-Children are highly vulnerable to chemical toxicants. Pound for pound of body weight, children drink more water, eat more food, and breathe more air than adults. The implication of this is that children will have substantially heavier exposures than adults to any toxicants that are present in water, food, or air.
-If your home is anything like the average U.S. home, you generate more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste each year (the EPA designates toilet cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, oven cleaners, and bleach as hazardous waste).
Your home should be the safest, healthiest, cleanest place in the whole world. So, let’s make our homes healthy and let’s get clean. To do so:
- Check out what is in the cleaners you are using.
Want to see how your cleaners rate? Go to http://www.householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/ingredients.htm
Some chemical ingredients to look out for:
- Get rid of the nasty stuff in your home following local waste collection service guidelines.
- Find safer choices.
The brand I use and trust is Shaklee. Here are few reasons why:
-For more than 50 years, Shaklee has created products that improve the health of the people and the planet.
-In 1960, Shaklee introduced Basic-H®, one of the first biodegradable, nontoxic cleaners.
-Basic-H was selected as an official Earth Day product and has been used on Jacques Cousteau’s ships, in the Biosphere 2 Project, and by many other environmental groups.
-The Get Clean kit was featured on Oprah as one of her favorite things.
-Get clean products are super concentrated, saving you money – ounce for ounce! You would have to spend more than $3,400 on conventional, ready-to-use products from major name brands to get the same amount of clean you’ll find in the Get Clean Starter Kit, which is under $110.
-It is safe, powerful, green and smart. Get Clean is formulated without volatile organic cleaning compounds. So, you save money without dirtying the earth or you.
-Get clean is tough on dirt. It outperforms or matches 15 national brands.
-Get clean is safe for you, your family and the earth.
-Save Green and save the Environment. When you buy the Get Clean Starter Kit versus conventional, ready-to-use cleaners, 108 pounds of packaging waste stays out of landfills and 248 pounds of greenhouse gas is eliminated.
-Shaklee has a 100% money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose except dirt and a whole lot of toxins.
Now is an excellent time to try Get Clean. For the month of September, Shaklee is offering free membership and free shipping on a Get Clean Starter kit. Please contact me for more information and/or visit http://stephfritz.myshaklee.com/us/en/shop/healthyhome/kit
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