Disinfectant Overkill, Our Health and Alternatives

Non-Toxic Cleaning = Better Health for Us and the Planet

Non-Toxic Cleaning = Better Health for Us and the Planet

Women’s Voices for the Earth (a great organization with lots of resources on their website) has published a report “Disinfectant Overkill” about what disinfectants are linked to health problems. In it, they explain why hospital cleanliness standards for the average home are not healthy, despite what we constantly are shown on TV commercials. They give ways to safely clean the home, without spraying damaging chemicals. Did you know you can use your microwave for this?

Download the report (pdf)
Download the shorter fact sheet.

One ingredient their report doesn’t list is hydrogen peroxide. While I don’t spray with it every day, I do use it when I want to whiten or disinfect the dirtiest spots.

You can also read a post I’d written on this topic:
How to Sanitize and Disinfect without Chlorine

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