Did you know that each year in the United States we dump six billion
pounds of cleaning chemicals into our environment? This equates to approximately twenty pounds of toxic chemicals for each person in the U.S. This huge amount comes mainly from commercial, public, institutional, and industrial buildings. However, we also dump another six billion pounds of chemicals from our homes each year, totaling forty pounds of toxic chemicals per person in the U.S. each year! This is a staggering and terrifying number, this is why Fresh Tech Maid has spent the last 12 years to combat this with our chemical free cleaning practices.
Don’t be fooled by companies boasting about their “green cleaning” service. Conventional green cleaning products have been designed to include chemicals which are safer and break down more quickly in the environment. However, these products still contain a wide range of chemical substances that aren’t all that much better than toxic products. These chemicals can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin in much the same way as the more toxic chemicals. Another issue to watch out for is “green washing
.” These are marketing tactics that claim certain products are “green” when in reality they contain the same dangerous chemicals.