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Jean Nick – 14 Unfortunate Green-Cleaning Mistakes

#1. Believing the word “natural” on a label. Unfortunately, the word “natural” (or “green” or “ecofriendly”) on a label or cleaning recipe is no guarantee a product is safe or even natural. If the ingredients aren’t clearly listed on the label, check out the brand’s website. If a cleaning product manufacturer still isn’t totally transparent about what’s in the bottle …

Bleach

Passive exposure to bleach at home linked to higher childhood infection rate

Passive exposure to bleach in the home is linked to higher rates of childhood respiratory and other infections, suggests research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Although modest, the results are of public health concern in light of the widespread use of bleach in the home, say the researchers, who call for further more detailed studies in this area. …