Why Green Cleaning
The chemicals used in most traditional cleaners (including bleach, ammonia, aerosol, toluene, detergents etc.) tend not only to harm a person’s skin, but they release toxic fumes into the air which can cause a variety of adverse health conditions. These cleaners also impact the earth by taking longer to break down and they get introduced into the soil and water systems remaining there for years to come.
Green cleaning is a safe and completely effective way to clean your home or work place. By using products that are 100% all natural, Sonora Green Clean is able to clean your environment without leaving toxic cleaners lingering behind for your family and pets to breathe.
At Sonora Green Clean, our major goal is to provide you with a healthy and environmentally friendly cleaning service experience that leaves your home sparkling clean. By using all natural cleaning products, we are able to get your home in order without negatively impacting the environment.
How Toxic are Most Traditional Home Cleaners?
- Air pollutants indoors can be 2-5 times more toxic than outdoors due largely in part to the use of traditional cleaning products. Environmental Protection Agency - (EPA)
- "A 15 year study in Oregon, comparing women who didn't work outside the home with women who did, found a 54% higher death rate from cancer in the women who stayed at home. The study suggested that chronic exposure to cleaning products played a role." Seventh Generation Guide to a Toxin Free Home
- In 2001, out of 2 million poison exposures reported to poison control centers, 92% occurred within the home. Federal Emergency Management Agency - (FEMA)
- Breathing in the fumes from chlorine (often labeled as "sodium hypochlorite") can irritate the lungs which poses a serious health risk, especially to people with pre-existing respiratory and heart problems. Scientific American
- There are more than 82,000 chemicals in use today, of which, only 7% have toxicological data available. Moreover, the effects on humans are unknown for over 90% of these chemicals. The Breast Cancer Fund
- Infants, toddlers, elderly, and the chronically ill are groups that are more adversely affected by indoor air quality since they spend more time indoors and their immune systems are weaker. Environmental Protection Agency - (EPA)
- The health effects of indoor household products and cleaners include: “Eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination, nausea; damage to liver, kidney, and central nervous system. Some organics can cause cancer in animals; some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans.” Environmental Protection Agency - (EPA)
- The largest number of poisoning occurrences in 1993 was due to traditional cleaning products including: bleach, toilet bowl cleaners, detergents, soaps, drain cleaner, etc. American Association of Poison Control (AAPCC)