Monthly Archives: April 2010
Most people that choose green cleaning products do so because they care about the environment – and with good reason.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, cleaning products are released into the environment during normal use including rinsing down the drain a residual product from cleaned surfaces and sponges. Certain ingredients can be hazardous not only to humans – typically through skin and eye irritation – but also to aquatic species in waters that are not suitably treated. For example, ingredients containing phosphorus or nitrogen can lead to adverse effects on water quality and contribute to nutrient-loading in water bodies.