Your Green Cleaning Specialists - Why Go Green? - California, CA
                             MOTHER EARTH MAIDS - Your Green Cleaning Specialists
 
Why Go Green?? 
  • Many consumers are unaware that there are more than 80,000 chemicals used in household cleaners and less than 2% are tested for health impacts!
  • Many of the average household cleaners are responsible for allergies, birth defects, cancer, asthma, and skin disease.
  • Research has found that household cleaning products are major producers of toxic air contaminants.
  • Manufacturers are not required to list all ingredients in household cleaners therefore consumers many times are unaware of the many toxins they are allowing in their home..the ones mostly affected?? Children, pets and elderly.
  • Many dont know that a label stating "Danger" is another way of saying one taste to one spoonful is fatal to a 180-pound male!  
   
Bleach: Friend or foe??
Bleach: Friend or foe??
Bleach is a strong corrosive if ingested can cause pulmonary edema or vomiting and coma. Mixing bleach with acid toilet bowl cleaner or ammonia can cause fumes that are deadly!
Chlorine: Is it as safe as we think?
Chlorine: Is it as safe as we think?
Chlorine is the number one cause for breast cancer and can be lethal. Although scientists handle it with great caution including gloves, ventilation, and facemasks we find it in most cleaners, dishwasher detergent, our pools and drinking water.
Oven cleaner: Dangerous does'nt even say it!
Oven cleaner: Dangerous does'nt even say it!
Oven Cleaners are the most toxic products used! They contain iye and ammonia both that eat the skin and lungs; the fumes linger for hours affecting the respiratory system, and when you turn on the oven the fumes are intensified.
Toilet Cleaners: Have kids or Pets??
Toilet Cleaners: Have kids or Pets??
Toilet bowl cleaners usually contain a highly corrosive irritant called hydrochloric acid which damages the kidneys and liver. As well as hypochlorite bleach that can burn eyes, skin and the respiratory tract, and Oxalic acid with is extremely poisonous.
Furniture Polish- Worse then smoking?
Furniture Polish- Worse then smoking?
Furniture Polish contains petroleum distillates which are highly flammable and cause skin and lung cancer. They also contain nitrobenzene which is easily absorbed through skin and very toxic.
Dish detergent: Hand wash really??
Dish detergent: Hand wash really??
Dishwasher detergent is the #1 cause of household poisoning, the chlorine is highly concentrated which also causes a residue to be left on dishware and ingested each time its used.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So what other chemicals are found in household cleaners??

Pesticides= Disinfectants, these are fat soluble making them difficult to eliminate from the body, they include carinogens and endocrine disruptors.Alkylphenolethoxylates= detergents, all-purpose cleaners, laundry cleaners. APEs help cleaning solutions to spread easier and penetrate solids, they are suspected to be endocrine disruptors.Formaldehyde= preservative, germicide, bactericide and fungicide. Is considered a very toxic carinogen.Organochlorines= detergents, degreasers, and bleaches. Some types are highly toxic, carcinogens, endocrine disruptors and bioaccumulative. Volatile Organic Compounds= airborne gases found in perfumes, air freshners, disinfectants, and deodorizers. VOC's have both short and long term effects and pose an array of health hazards to liver, reproductive and neurological functions.Ethylene= common cleaning, water-soluble solvents classified as hazardous air pollants under the 1990 Clean Air Act.Terpenes= Chemicals found in pine, lemon, and orange oils as solvents or to provide scent. Although they are not toxic studies have shown they react with the ozone to produce numerous toxic compounds


Mother Nature's Alternative Cleaning

 
Eucalypus
Eucalypus
The eucalyptus tree is a natural disinfectant, add it to any of your homemade mixtures to kill unwanted germs, bacteria, and viruses.
Tea Tree
Tea Tree
Tea tree oil has been used for centuries for dozens of remedies from skin care, acne treatment, natural cleaning alternatives and the oil has antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties .
Lavender
Lavender
It's been called a universal oil because it balances the body and is known to work wherever there is a need. With its calming aroma lavender makes for a great deodorizing alternative. Crumble dried lavender leaves, add baking soda and cornstarch for a great carpet freshner.
Baking Soda and White Vinegar
Baking Soda and White Vinegar
The Ultimate Cleaning Team! These are the most useful natural products you can use! Both are natural disinfectants and deodorizers that work wonders on all types of surfaces.
Castile Soap
Castile Soap
Its naturally powerful cleaning ability will get your floors, counters, bathrooms, and kitchen spotlessly clean all naturally!
Lemons
Lemons
Lemons have a wide range of use not only for your health but in cleaning as well..they make a great all around deodorizer, air freshner, they remove hard water stains and coupled with the suns rays make for an even more powerful disinfectant then bleach!