Most of the housework you do needs cleaning products – from oven cleaner or window spray to household bleach. But there is some concern that harmful or toxic chemicals can lurk in these cleaning products and possibly harm your family’s health.
“We need to let go of our dependence on chemical cleansers and artificial products, “ says Tracey Bailey, founder of the Biome eco-friendly stores. “I think it’s better to go back to products our grandparents would recognise, like glass storage containers and natural cleaning products,” she says.
“Choosing organic, environmentally-friendly products is ideal, but even small changes can make a difference – like buying a sturdy, reusable, BPA-free water bottle rather than throwing away single-use plastic bottles,” says Tracey.
If you want to reduce your use of man-made chemicals at home, here are ways to do it: