Your house is so clean you put Martha Stewart to shame. Everybody wants to know – how do you keep your abode so spic and span?
a. Many de-greasers and disinfectants can wreak havoc on aquatic organisms. Not only do they pollute aquatic habitats – studies have found 70 per cent of American streams contain traces of the surfactants that make up chemical cleaners – but they also toy with the hormones in fish. So roll up your sleeves and use some good ol’ fashioned elbow grease.
b. Not only do bacteria boost your immune system, but some bacteria can actually benefit the environment. Antibacterial ingredients, such as triclosan, have been found in 58 per cent of our streams. Reach for environmentally friendly cleaners instead!
c. Nicely done, smarty pants! Keep doing what you’re doing! If you want to save a few pennies though, why not mix your own cleaning potion with one part vinegar to one part water. If you can’t stand your home smelling like vinegar, a few drops of lavender or rosehip essential oil should mask the scent!
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