One of the hidden hazards in any home is cleaning agents. Many cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) that can cause short or long-term health problems. To reduce the VOC’s in your home, make the switch from chemical cleaners to natural ones. Mark’s Daily Apple has a comprehensive list of natural products you can use for almost any cleaning job in your home. According to Mark’s website, you don’t need fancy window cleaners to clean glass—a dab of water and some old newspapers will do the trick. I’ve always used vinegar and water with old newspapers, myself. The site has tips for cleaning almost anything from carpets to tile to linoleum without befouling your air or compromising your conscience. Using natural cleaners will save you money, too. Give it a try and let us know how it goes.

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