Head to the cleaning aisle of any supermarket or big box store, and you’ll find shelf after shelf of colorful bottles promising all manners of benefits. While these products are quick to boast of their pleasant scent, powerful stain removal, or unparalleled shining capabilities, there are some other effects that they’re less likely to tell you about. As many as 75 percent of household cleaning products contain chemicals that are hazardous to your health. They’re associated with major concerns like birth defects, fertility problems, hormone disruption, and more.
Before you decide to give up on cleaning altogether, it’s important to note that the dangers of household products are only half of the story. There are many eco-friendly options on the shelves as well. Responsible companies like Amway provide green alternatives that are safe for the environment, your home, and your health. These producers are serving a growing audience of consumers who are opening their eyes to the benefits of alternative cleaning products. Forty percent of consumers want eco-friendly products in their homes, and two-thirds are willing to pay more for them.
It’s easier than you might think to make the switch to green cleaning. You can begin by reading the labels on your current cleaning products and safely disposing of those that feature harmful chemicals. Many of these products can safely go down the drain. You can then rinse and recycle the bottle. Next, search for safer alternatives, from homemade solutions to green store-bought alternatives. The following infographic will help you learn more about the changing market for green clean products.