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2005-02-28
All cleaning products actively damage the environment to some extent. However, it is important to choose items and services which cause as little ecological harm as possible. Therefore the best way to go about using cleaning products whilst remaining as environmentally friendly as possible, is to be aware of harmful chemical compositions.

Be wary of statements such as ‘biodegradable’ or ‘non-toxic’ on cleaning products, as these terms don’t have a fixed definition, and in most cases are actually false.

Try to avoid cleaners which contain chlorine (ie; bleaches), phosphates and other dangerous chemical substances. These toxins enter the atmosphere and waterways, causing both environmental and wildlife destruction.


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