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Cleaning Products

Unfortunately, cleaning product manufacturers are not required to disclose their ingredients on the product. Many cleaning ingredients are petroleum-based and contain harsh and harmful chemicals that impact our health!

Click on this link to download quick, easy, effective, and economical Do-It-Yourself Green Cleaning Recipes for the home or office.

It's the same ingredients our grandparents used ...baking soda, vinegar, lemon, etc. For those that are listed, click on this link to avoid WHE's Top 12 Ingredients in Cleaning Products.

Think you’re disinfecting your home from viruses, bacteria, flu, and other unseen harms? In 2005 the US market for household cleaning products was $14.5 billion, including a rapid increase in disinfectant products. Advertisers and the media appear to be sharing a common objective by alarming the public of the unseen dangers lurking in every nook and cranny. There is now mounting evidence that links chemical exposure to the rising levels of chronic health problems in the general population, including those that impact our respiratory and reproductive systems.

The overuse of antimicrobials/antibacterials may be adding to the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which provides the public with fewer tools to fight infectious disease. Rinsing these chemicals down our drain is also negatively impacting our environment.

A 2002 United States Geologic Survey determined that 70% of streams contained detergents and 66% contained disinfectants. Many of these cleaning products contain chemicals that act as endocrine (hormone) disruptors with possible negative impacts for our health and the aquatic ecosystem.

What You Can Do to promote “green” cleaning products in the home: