Comments on: Use Chemicals Safely! The EPA Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:52:18 +0000 hourly 1 By: bobby Wed, 09 Feb 2011 07:54:36 +0000 Thanks for reminding that we should use chemicals safely.

By: L. Snickerman Thu, 29 Jul 2010 13:41:05 +0000 I have switched to using green clean products for cleaning kitchen counters, oven and the bathroom. I have found that the chemicals are not as harsh. I have been really pleased with how it has made my home feel. There are many go green products out today that it can be really easy to make a change!

L. Snickerman

By: Teresa Sat, 20 Mar 2010 12:40:12 +0000 A tip for toilet cleaning, use Hydrogen Peroxide for the bowl itself, I can’t remember where I was reading it, but it’s less harmful to be flushed in our sewers, and I was amazed at how clean it got my bowl.

By: Jayant Hudar Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:35:26 +0000 If the alternative methods previously mentioned
do not provide adequate control, then the use of
pesticides may be required. If pesticides are to
be used, it is important to keep several things in
1. Make sure the instructions on the pesticide
package label of the pesticide you use has
both the pest and the plant you are treating
listed on it.
2. Make applications at the proper time or times
and at the proper rates.
3. Obtain good plant coverage, especially for
4. Use pesticides safely:
A. Do not buy more than needed for the
B. Keep materials in their own labeled containers.
C. Keep materials locked and away from children,
pets, and unauthorized people.
D. Always read and follow label instructions.

By: Jackenson Durand Fri, 04 Dec 2009 17:33:16 +0000 For people who do not have strong vigilance, prudence or who never use those in daily life toward chemical usage safety in childrens areas especially by spreading the word the could probably one day visit EPA webs for any kind of life style changing .

By: Al Bannet Fri, 04 Dec 2009 14:39:16 +0000 I stopped using a chlorine-based product to clean my bathroom and kitchen, and now use a citrus-based spray bottle produced by a popular brand name company. Is this OK? (I sure do wish somebody would invent an economical way to recycle plastic)

By: Anonymous Fri, 04 Dec 2009 11:37:30 +0000 Hello
folks. I’m the Storm water manager for a company in Grand Rapids, Michigan we
have to use a sweeper daily for track out reasons and this sweeper uses
water to aid in cleaning. My problem is I need an additive to keep
water from freezing but cannot be harmful to the environment because it
has the potential to reach my …storm drains. If anyone knows of such a product please let me know. Thank you.

By: Michael E. Bailey Fri, 04 Dec 2009 02:32:32 +0000 I try to eliminate chemicals as much as possible. I have easy to clean wood floors, a Spanish tyle patio deck that is simple to keep clean without chemicals. I don’t use any insecticides or herbacides because I don,t have a lawn here at the condo but I do have tight fitting bug screens at all windows and patio door. My oven is self cleaning. The laundry soap I use is free of phosphates and perfumes. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

By: Kathleen Thu, 03 Dec 2009 20:26:21 +0000 In our home we use phosphate free detergents. Only cleaning product that we use is Distilled White Vinegar. The stuff is amazing and will clean anything and everything from soap scum to grease, from windows to floors. Safe for us, our pets and the environment.