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What are some tips for safer, greener household cleaners?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Here are some tips for safer household cleaning products:
  • Liquid household chlorine bleaches contain chloride and ammonia, which evaporate into the air and aren't so good for you or the environment (nor are their containers).
  • Reduce use by purchasing concentrated solutions that you dilute as needed (this also cuts the cost of being "green").
  • Be smart and use nontoxic products to clean your home that are based in alcohol, peroxide, or bicarbonate.
  • Simple baking soda can be great for cleaning sinks and tubs.
  • Vinegar in a pump spray bottle cleans windows and mirrors.
  • Never mix bleach and ammonia. Without proper ventilation, that combination creates toxic hydrogen chloride that can kill you. With proper ventilation, it's just a little bit toxic (don't do it).
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