Love the fresh feel of a squeaky clean home, but fear the silently toxic residue of off-the-shelf cleaners? Common ingredients like phthalates, sodium hydroxide, chlorine, and ammonia can get on your skin or settle in your body, and exposure to repeated cleanings can damage your health. The EPA has helped clear up sketchy labeling with its “Safer Choice” buyer’s guide, but here’s something even better: Seven simpler, happier solutions, from green housecleaning companies. These insiders share easy, expert ways to get your home sparkling, without using a single toxic ingredient.
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