My favorite go-to for toxic 'stuff' is the Environmental Working Group, they seem to have their priorities straight and they are not in the back pocket of any large corporation. So when they put out this Guide to Healthy Cleaning I took a look, just to make sure the things I like to use are safe and good for our family. I remember a story a few years back about a dog getting sick and the family couldn't figure it out.. then come to find out she was cleaning her floors with a Swifter and that was making the dog sick.. Wow.. but makes sense somehow. Not that THAT was the beginning of my natural product phase but it just drove home how all of these products we are being fed are TOXIC!
The guide is very easy to use and you can click on each item for complete details!
click here for Guide to Healthing Cleaning
click here for a quick reference on the products which the EWG feels are at the TOP of the healthy cleaning guide OR to check to see how your products rank
visit the EWG and see all of their guides from Sunscreems to Cosmetics and now Cleaning products.
(The EXG also announced that Johnson & Johnson - makers of brands like Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean
& Clear, RoC and Lubriderm - announced that it will reformulate its
products to remove dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde-releasers and
triclosan. This is a major victory.)