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How can I clean my home without using toxics products?

Use homemade cleaners.

Choose less toxic products to avoid exposure to many chemicals linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive harm and liver, kidney and nervous system damage. Try these easy and safe cleaning products for the home (also available in Spanish and Chinese). 

Look for third party-certified products. 

Some third-party certifications include Green SealEcoLogo, or US Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment. While shopping, explore the Good Guide smartphone app.

Choose mist spray bottles over aerosol spray cans.

Mist sprays help to keep you from ingesting cleaning products. 


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