We all want our homes to be a safe, healthy, and clean place for ourselves and the ones we love. But many household cleaners have chemicals and other ingredients that aren’t needed and can make us sick. Scientists know that many chemicals in cleaning products cause cancers, asthma, allergies, birth defects, developmental problems, and fertility problems.
There are many safer alternatives that are just as effective at cleaning. You can also make your own products, which is cheaper than buying standard products that harm your health. If you hire a cleaner, these alternatives are much safer for their health as well. For a healthier home, use our green cleaning resources to replace dangerous chemicals with ingredients known to be safer. Everything is also available in Spanish if you want to print them for your cleaner.