Get the Real Dirt on Clean!

Thursday, November 01, 2007
By Sara Moore

Is your house really clean? All those products you’ve been using may actually be doing more harm than good due to their toxic ingredients. How? Did you know that:

• Over 90% of poison exposure happens at home
• Common cleaners give off fumes that can potentially increase the risk of kids developing asthma which is the most common chronic childhood disease
• Common chlorine bleach is the #1 household chemical involved in poisoning

Find out how toxic the brands you are currently using by logging onto Search by brand or chemical ingredients to find out their health hazards. Here are some ingredients you may want to read up on:

• Sodium hydroxide
• Hydrochloric acid
• Butyl cellosolve
• Formaldehyde
• Bleach (sodium hypochlorite)
• Ammonia
• Sulfamic acid
• Petroleum distillates
• Sulfuric acid
• Lye (potassium hydroxide)
• Morpholine

Here are some great tips from our friends at Shaklee to getting your home clean and healthy.


Safe and healthy things you can let into your house:
• Open your windows to reduce indoor air pollution and to get fresh air.
• Use essential oils instead of air fresheners.
• Plants can absorb harmful gases and help clean the air.
• Sleep on organic cotton bedding instead of standard bedding, which is treated with chemicals.
• Get floors made of recycled and renewable resources.
• Choose low VOC paint.

Make the earth healthier for everyone with these products:

• Compact fluorescent lights last much longer.
• Energy Star-rated appliances saves money and energy.
• A low-flush toilet cuts water use by one-fifth.
• Low-flow showerheads uses the same pressure, but less water.
• Gray water systems recycle used household water for your lawn.
• Tankless water heaters save money, energy, and space in the broom closet.

Visit to get your home healthy with Get Clean products.

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