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Female: Today’s question comes from Todd in truth or consequences New Mexico. Dear Umbra,
Male: What is the dirt on cleaning products? They all seem dirty. I mean are there any alternatives?
Female: Dearest Todd, it turns out the steel wool has been pulled over our eyes. Conventional cleaning products are a major contributor to indoor air pollution and other health problems. If you read the label on a cleaner and you cannot pronounce the words, find a different product. And if there are not any ingredients listed, call up and ask what you are buying.
I have got a few tips that I will help you clean up your act.
Female: Believe it or not, it is really easy to make your own household cleaners. All Umbra cleaning recipes are based on some combination of four simple ingredients. White vinegar, castile soap, baking soda, water, and some good old fashioned arm strength.
One thing you can do is mix white vinegar with water, and you have got a window cleaner. It is also really good for bathrooms, kitchens and floors. Baking soda with a touch of water makes a great paste for scrubbing. It is abrasive. To add more joy to your cleaning experience, use a reusable cleaning cloth instead of paper towels.
Wax on wax off.
But if you do not want to make your own cleaners, look for green supplies at a store near you. Let us talk to a green cleaning professional.
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Female: So there you have it, tips for immaculate living. Happy cleaning, sparklingly, Umbra. For more on Green cleaning, check out my column on grist.org.
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