How Green Cleaning Can Benefit the Environment, and Your Health

How Green Cleaning Can Benefit the Environment, and Your Health


Author: Laura Carey

If you would like a meticulously clean, fresh-smelling living or workspace with no over-bearing cover-up fragrances or heavy chemical smells – just a fresh, clean smell – then green cleaning could be just the thing you need.

Employing green tactics to clean your home or office aims to establish a hygienic, healthy and fresh-smelling living or workspace that creates a sense of wellbeing.

Green cleaning has many benefits, the main ones being:

  1. Helping to minimize health problems and allergies
  2. Helping to reduce environmental damage

Minimising Health Problems and Allergies

For people with health problems such as asthma and eczema, green cleaning can really help make a difference.

Asthma symptoms can be aggravated through contact with various allergen-containing products such as air fresheners.

A common cause of eczema is contact with household cleaning products like detergents.

Eliminating these types of chemical-based products from the household cleaning programme and replacing them with natural alternatives spells good news for asthmatics and eczema sufferers.

There are other health issues linked with some of the chemical cleaners currently on the market, particularly those used in dry cleaning or carpet cleansing. Symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and fatigue and even more shockingly liver and kidney damage, have been associated with certain cleaning chemicals for some time.

Reducing Environmental Damage

Think environmental damage and what usually springs to mind is industrial toxins being pumped into the air and waterways. However, the fact is that more damage is done to the environment by domestic pollutants than industrial toxins!

Green cleaning aims to reduce the damage caused to the environment by replacing chemical cleaners like chlorine bleaches and products containing colouring agents with natural alternatives.

If you decide to employ the services of a green cleaning company for your home or workspace, then check with them that their products are:

  • Made from natural, plant-derived ingredients
  • Chemical and CFC-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Made from ingredients taken from renewable resources
  • Free from animal derivatives
  • Not tested on animals
  • Packaged in recyclable containers
  • Biodegradable
  • Used as part of their standard domestic and commercial cleaning processes at no extra cost to their customers

The benefits of green cleaning are far more widespread than most people think and for businesses they reach even further, helping them to maintain their environmental responsibility and promote the good name of their company.

If you want to do your bit for the environment, and at the same time promote wellbeing in your living or workspace, then try green cleaning!

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/environment-articles/how-green-cleaning-can-benefit-the-environment-and-your-health-490392.html

About the Author:

Laura Carey is the director of First Class Cleaning & Maintenance Limited, a Romford-based green cleaning company offering domestic and commercial cleaning services throughout Essex and London. For more information visit www.firstclasscleaningandmaintenance.com

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3 Responses

  1. I agree with your words that environment also plays a major role to make a person is to be healthy.By using some medicines also we can reduce it upto some extent.

  2. I wanted to comment on this blog because I am in the janitorial business and we are green certified and what a difference these chemicals can make for everyone. Business can eliminate some sick days. At home you can eliminate the same things.

  3. As a great eco-friendly alternative to regular dishwasher detergent try 1 tablespoon borax and mix with 1 tablespoon baking soda. No harsh chemicals and saves money. For two other eco-friendly Borax cleaning recipes go to http://www.jessiedog.wordpress.com

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