Why do people persistently think they have to clean with nauseating toxins that are not only harmful for our growing children, but for the environment as well? It is not necessary, since there are products available on the market which are a safer solution and get the job done just as well–if not better! I agree cleaning with vinegar might not be all too appealing if you don’t want your house to smell like a giant salad! However, botanical disinfectants have a pleasant fragrance and are effective in eliminating germs without compromising the health of pets, children, and the planet. Really there is no excuse?
With Earth Day only being 23 days away, maybe a good way to celebrate the event is to take a good look beneath your sink and see what is lurking under there! Do you still have dangerous chemicals in bottles you use to spray down surfaces your children and pets touch? If you do, it is time to step into modernization and dispose of the hazardous junk in a safe manner. PLEASE don’t poor them down the drain or flush them. The Center Of Disease Control recommends checking the manufacturer’s instructions on disposal, normally located on the product label or possibly on the brand’s website. Additionally, Earth911.com is an excellent resource for helping to find state regulations on disposing of common, yet dangerous, household cleaners and HHW collection days in your area.
Need a little inspiration to becoming a member of the toxic-free generation? Check out these two upbeat videos sponsored by Seventh Generation! The first video titled “Life’s A Party Without Toxins”, features kids having fun, eating cake, and living in a toxic-free environment. The second takes us through a day in the life of a toxic-free generation and how life is more fun without yucky chemicals hiding under the sink! Two great fun messages to encourage environmentally sustainable behavior!
*Life's A Party -*
*Day in the Life -*
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Seventh Generation. However, all opinions are of my own.