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INDOOR AIR POLLUTION – A MENACE TO YOUR HEALTH

INDOOR AIR POLLUTION – AN ENVIRONMENTAL DANGER

sm familyIndoor air pollution is considered one of the top environmental dangers, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Much of the indoor pollution comes from household cleaning products. When exposed to many common cleaning products, there can be immediate ill effects such as: eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness, asthma and respiratory illness, and more.

The EPA highly recommends improving in-home air quality, in order to avoid long-term effects of indoor air pollution. A few of the ailments indoor air pollution can be attributed to, include heart disease, respiratory disease and cancer. Start now, and take your indoor air quality seriously. You might consider creating your own non-toxic homemade cleaning products for a fresher and healthier home and office. Here are a few simple cleaning recipes to try.

Glass/Window Cleaner

2 cups vinegar
2 cups water

Mix together vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray on glass surface and wipe with paper towels, lint free cloth, or squeegee to clean your glass surfaces.

Bathroom Cleaner 

3/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tbsp. liquid dish washing soap
1/2 cup vinegar
3 tbsp. salt

In a bowl, mix all above ingredients together. Make a paste and use a sponge or scrub brush to clean shower, tub, and sinks. Test a small area to be sure the paste does not scratch the surface. Remove the salt if it is too rough on the surface. Rinse with water and a wet cloth, and dry with a clean cloth.

Stainless Steel Cleaner

2 tbsp. baking soda
1/2 cup vinegar
2 cups warm water

Mix together ingredients in spray bottle. When the mixture stops bubbling, place sprayer cap on and spray stainless steel surfaces, and wipe clean. Then, dry with a lint-free cloth or paper towel.