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The Dangers of Cleaning Products….Even the “Green” Ones

One of the reasons that many of us eat organic food is because we want to keep dangerous chemicals out of our bodies.

Yet even if we adhere to a 100% organic diet, we still need to pay very close attention to all of the personal care and household cleaning products that we use – from handsoaps, shampoos, floor cleaners, window sprays, air fresheners, dishwash soaps, etc.

The Environmental Working Group, one of my favorite non-profit groups, who also happens to put out The Dirty Dozen, just released a sneak preview of their Cleaners Hall of Shame – a list of the most hazardous cleaning products on the market.

Many products contain ingredients known to cause asthma or are contaminated with carcinogens.

Some are banned in other countries, while fully approved in the U.S., and others provide little to no ingredient information – leaving you completely uninformed about what is being used to clean your home.

The full report of the Cleaners Hall of Shame, with 2,000 products and 200 brands, will be out next month but to see a sneak preview of it and to see which “green” cleaners are bad news, click HERE and scroll down the page.


Want to know what I use to clean my apartment?

Vermont Soap Organics Liquid Sunshine. The stuff is amazing!

A message from Tradin Organic

How Tradin Organic is Helping Coconut Farmers in The Philippines

For more than a decade, Tradin Organic has been working with local partners in The Philippines to bring a diversified range of organic products to the market, such as coconut oil, tropical fruits and even cocoa.

The company is helping to support local farmers by assisting them with technical support and organic certification, in addition to paying Fairtrade premium on top of the organic premium.

Learn more.

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