- Less is MoreDilute your cleaning supplies according to instructions and use only what's needed to get the job done.
- Open the WindowClean with windows and doors open so you don't trap air pollution inside your home.
- Use Gloves and Other PrecautionsCleaning chemicals may harm or penetrate skin and eyes - check warning labels
- Keep Kids AwayChildren are more vulnerable to toxic chemicals. If they like to help, let them clean with soap and water, not toxic cleaners.
- Avoid "Antibacterial"If your family is generally healthy, there's no need to use potentially toxic "antibacterial" products, according to the American Medical Association. Wash your hands with plain soap and water.
- Never Mix Bleach with Ammonia, Vinegar, or Other AcidsThese combinations can produce deadly gases.
- Don't Be Fooled by Labels - Buy Certified Green ProductsLabel claims aren't always true. Cleaning supplies certified by Green Seal or EcoLogo meet green standards.