We all know that using green cleaning products is a great way to reduce harsh toxic chemicals in the workplace. But we might not think about how green cleaning products are part of up-keeping healthy indoor air quality. During the winter, when all the windows are closed and there is less ventilation, using green cleaning becomes even more essential. Here is a short list on how you can breathe easily:
- Don’t rely on air-fresheners or room sprays, which can be toxic (many contain endocrine disruptors).
- Choose cleaning products that are safe. Make sure to avoid cleaning products that contain dangerous chemicals like phthalates, formaldehyde, and “chemical surfacants.
- Use LEED- certified cleaning products.
- Steam clean carpets, rather than using (often toxic) carpet cleaners.