Top 5 Safe Alternatives to Traditional Household Cleaners

cleaningMaintaining a clean household is an important part of home ownership, but when the chemicals we use to clean countertops and toilets do take their toll on our bodies and the environment, one has to wonder if it’s worth it. While cleaning their house, most people don’t take into consideration the dangerous cocktail of chemicals found in common cleaning solutions. According to the Organic Consumers Association in 2010, approximately 10% of all toxic exposures reported to US Poison Control Centers were from household cleaning products. Personal injury attorney, Bill Black, echoes these sentiments, as he’s taken on “many cases where cleaners that have been labeled as safe have had serious health impacts. Especially with children.” Through marketing and habit, these products are seen as the only path to a truly clean house, but that is not the case. There are a variety of natural (or at least more natural) cleaning solutions that can be made with ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. Not only are they easier on the environment, they are also easier on your wallet. Here are the top 5 safe alternatives to traditional household cleaners:

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