Monday, April 12, 2010

Cleaning the green way

By: Jan Byrne |
The Observer on Sunday

April is earth month and during April the Observer On Sunday will be looking at ways that you can make changes to your lifestyle to help the environment. This week we look at swapping ordinary household cleaners for green alternatives.

There are two very good reasons why it is better to switch from everyday cleaning products to green household cleaning products. One, is that they contain harmful solvents and chemicals that we breathe in and absorb through our skins,the other is that they are harmful to the environment.

Chris Hew from Hews Janitorial cleaning services, switched to using green products many years ago after realising how much bleach and other chemicals were going into the groundwater and feeding into the oceans and plants.

He was also concerned about the effect harmful chemicals would have on his staff from using them every full story.

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