The EPA estimates that the air quality inside our homes is 2-5 times more toxic than the air outside. In some places, it is up to 50 times more toxic than outdoor air. Toxic air quality in the home is the result of a number of factors, for example: off-gassing from newer furniture; volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) from cleaning chemicals or paints; artificially scented items (candles, air fresheners, detergents). It’s imperative that we all do what we can to reduce toxicity in the home, and cleaning Albuquerque’s homes with environmentally-friendly cleaning products is our way to help achieve this.
…Did you know?
- Women who work in the home have a 54% higher chance of developing cancer than women who work outside the home (National Cancer Institute, 1991).
- According to the Healthy Schools Network, 60% of school kids are at elevated risk of asthma due to poor indoor air quality.
- Cancer increased in children by 21% between 1975-1998.
- Employees who work in settings with poor air quality report headaches, depression, fatigue, and other illnesses.
According to the Consumer Product Association, over 150 chemicals found in common household cleaners are directly linked to increases in cancers, allergies, psychological disorders, and birth defects. In the workplace, many paints, cleaning supplies, and carpet contribute to these illnesses. Fortunately, there is something we can all do about it: stay green with our Albuquerque environmentally friendly cleaning service!
Most cleaners used in homes and in commercial settings contain pollutants that have seriously adverse effects on the environment. These chemicals are often poured down drains, circulated through building ventilation systems, or disposed of outdoors. Possible negative impacts of not using environmentally friendly cleaning products for your Albuquerque home or business include:
- Air and water pollution
- Bioaccumulation of toxic substances in plants and animals, affecting reproductive ability and longevity
- Ozone depletion & Global Warming
As the green cleaning market develops, prices are decreasing. Additionally, most household cleaners can be made using ingredients you can purchase in a grocery store: baking soda, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, lemons, and essential oils. Visit our Cleaning Tips for recipes and additional information to clean green on your own.