The following is a guest post by Cindy Sha.
When you think about green cleaning, one of the options that are slowly growing in popularity in the US, are steam cleaners. They have been widely used in the UK and European countries as well as around the globe.
A few reminders about conventional cleaning
The chemicals in your disinfectants and cleaning solutions are toxic and can be harmful to both the environment and your family. When you use these solutions to “clean,” the chemicals are absorbed into the air as well as in your floors and furniture. These cause toxic build ups in your home which can cause you or your family to develop chemical sensitivities, allergies and have sinus reactions.
Also, if you have babies, toddlers or even cherished pets in your home, they will come into contact with these substances. A child’s immune system is not completely developed and they are also more sensitive to chemical changes than adults are. When you think about it from this perspective… Do you really want these chemicals building up inside of your child?
Besides having a direct impact on the health of your family, chemical cleaners are also reintroduced to the environment when they run off into our waterways. These chemicals eventually find themselves in our rivers and oceans which poison fishes and other living organisms. They are also specifically responsible for the overgrowth of algae which smothers and kills other plant species.
So what can you do?