Preventing Illness and Promoting Wellness for Communities in Eastern Connecticut

  • Andover
  • Ashford
  • Bolton
  • Chaplin
  • Columbia
  • Coventry
  • Mansfield
  • Scotland
  • Tolland
  • Willington

Green Cleaning: A safer choice

 There are many reasons to use 'green' cleaning products; they are safer for homes with children, have a lower impact on individuals with asthma or other breathing problems, are safe for septic systems and are economical.  Some of the best cleaning products for most common household jobs can be found in your kitchen cabinets!  Vinegar and baking soda are versatile ingredients for cooking and cleaning.  Consider using non-toxic products whenever possible, but remember that green products are more than just those with 'natural' ingredients. Many common household cleaners contain chemicals (many are 'natural') that are toxic to both the environment and to you and your family (when you pour them down the drain or dispose of them in the trash). 

Click here for a great Green Cleaning recipe card

 from the CT Department of Environmental Protection