Today's modern home is full of toxic and polluting substances intended to make domestic life easier. These commercialized chemically made products can cause devastating problems to us in the long run-- long term health concerns for the family, and environmental pollution caused by their manufacture and disposal. In the US, for example, 1 in 3 people suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis (US National Center for Health Statistics). Treatment for these conditions should include reducing synthetic chemicals in the home environment.
Green cleaning refers to using cleaning methods and products made from environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental eminence. Green cleaning techniques and products defy the use of products which contain toxic chemicals, some of which emit volatile organic compounds causing respiratory, dermatological and other conditions. Green cleaning can also be explained as the way residential and industrial cleaning products are manufactured, packaged and distributed. Environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and the products are biodegradable, so the term "green" or "eco-friendly" also includes in green cleaning.
Explicatory of green cleaning agents are APGs, a kind of non-ionic surfactants widely used in a variety of household and industrial applications. APG are resultants from sugars, usually glucose derivatives, and fatty alcohols. They are used to boost the formation of foams in detergents for dishwashing and for delicate fabrics. Apart from their favorable foaming properties, they are attractive because they readily biodegrade.
Let’s be the trend setters and make a move forward towards better living, Green cleaning signifies a healthy and critical need of changing minds of the masses as more people choose to take steps necessary to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the environment.
IN USA, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accounts for verification of eco-friendly products. The products that are upto the standards then are allowed to carry the Design for the Environment (DfE) label. Generally, products which are labelled 'low' or 'zero' VOC are safer for human and animal health in the home as well as the environment.
A growing number of commercial non-toxic home cleaning products are also available, as healthier and environmentally responsible alternatives. Your use of these products helps promote the growth of green businesses which are contributing to a sustainable economy.
Green Cleaning Products, LLC and Seventh Generation are among the currently existing companies that provide green cleaning products in U.S. that are saver for the people and the environment.