Environmental Working Group’s March Tip for Safer Cleaning

The Environmental Working Group’s A Year of Health Living focuses on Clean Green for its tip for March:

Check labels of cleaning products for warnings and ingredients, not the company’s marketing claims. Skip products containing:

  • Ammonia
  • 2-butoxyethanol
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Pesticides & disinfectants (Their labels list “active ingredients,” which are generally harsh
    or toxic—these are unnecessary for routine cleaning.

“Active ingredients” like ADBAC, benzalkonium chloride, names that end in “-monium chloride,” triclosan.

For more information on safe cleaning and to look up your products, check out EWG’s Guide to HealthyCleaning:



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