Living healthy includes keeping your home clean and free of bacteria. Unfortunately, many of the common household cleaners can actually cause health issues or exacerbate them. For instance, many cleaners contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), such as acetone, benzene, and formaldehyde, that can cause allergy symptoms and breathing difficulties in people with asthma and other lung diseases. In addition, they can be harmful to the environment.
Rather than using commercial cleaning products that contain harmful chemicals, try some common household products that are friendly to humans and the environment to safely and effectively clean most areas of your home. Two of these eco-friendly products that you may currently have in your home are baking soda and vinegar. They can be used separately, together, or mixed with other green products as a safe alternative to the products that contain harmful chemicals.