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Environmental Help Desk Tip for Week of August 19, 2019

by Utah Nickel

Keeping it Clean

Conventional cleaners can contain hazardous ingredients such as organic solvents or petroleum-based chemicals that can release volatile compounds into your home.  This can pose particular risks to children. 

Avoiding petroleum-based products also helps reduce carbon emissions.  Look for nontoxic, vegetable based, biodegradable cleaners or try making your own cleaner using vinegar, water and Castile soap. 

A simple online search (re:  Natural cleaners) provides a host of ideas for non-toxic cleaning solutions.


     Provided by Upper Charles Climate Action –


Comments (1)

I have used these products for years. every time I get a new homemaker they say WHAT: I say just try it and then they are sold.

JEAN MORRISSEY | 2019-08-20 12:07:48