Comments on: Green Cleaning, Part 2…Two Sides of the Coin http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/green-cleaning-part-2/ The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Mary Watson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/green-cleaning-part-2/#comment-20014 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 07:54:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3438#comment-20014 Soap is harmless unless swallowed. That’s a good point. I’m fed up with people living green, doing everything green,and after all it’s not done for only for health improvement, but also to be a la mode. Some are doing this only to keep up with the fashion trends. But some things called green can also do harm. Imagine London After Builders Cleaners just cleaning it all with vinegar and soda. Some chemical reactions may occur. We should be careful what mixure we’re using.

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By: Annie http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/green-cleaning-part-2/#comment-20013 Tue, 03 Aug 2010 14:51:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3438#comment-20013 it looks to me like some fake cause. green is good and efficient but why should it be some kind of fashion. it looks like ugly way for posing in fron of the masses. For example I don’t thing that all non-green products used for cleaning services are harmful and bed. Soap is not evil :)

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/green-cleaning-part-2/#comment-20012 Mon, 02 Aug 2010 02:32:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3438#comment-20012 There is an old saying that there can be too much of a good thing and here looks like a case in point. Its usually better to use the greenest products available but you have to use every cleaning solution or insecticide or fertilizer sparingly. Use the solutions in well ventilated areas. And always keep in mind that using more is not going to lead to a better result. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Hydroponic Supplies Guy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/green-cleaning-part-2/#comment-20011 Sun, 01 Aug 2010 02:31:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3438#comment-20011 This is interesting information. I did not know that cleaning soaps could be harmful to the environment. I wish more of this information was taught in schools.

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By: George http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/green-cleaning-part-2/#comment-20010 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:59:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3438#comment-20010 Libby in DfE is a fantastic resource.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/green-cleaning-part-2/#comment-20009 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:09:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3438#comment-20009 Thanks for your comments. Hadn’t even thought of the fragrance/essential oils angle.

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By: George http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/green-cleaning-part-2/#comment-20008 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 19:17:41 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3438#comment-20008 Glad you clarified some of the chemistry because some folk really do think more is better. Having a background myself with supplying additives like fragrance/ essential oil I cringe when I see on websites promoting the use of natural oils. First if the scent help promote good cleaning habits, please add them. But keep in mind most of the available oils were not developed to be entirely soluble and despite claims, generally are not pure. Therefore please use as little as possible. If you are using bleach do not add them only because the bleach attacks them, aggressively. You can add oils to a neutralizing solution if you want to impart a fresh clean effect. Currently, I am not aware of any essential oil source that claim to be DfE approved.

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By: robert http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/green-cleaning-part-2/#comment-20007 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:51:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3438#comment-20007 borax soap home is longtime efect better solution for help cleaining than noting to do is mi opinion for the ocean ecosphere

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/07/green-cleaning-part-2/#comment-20006 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:37:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3438#comment-20006 Good Presenter….!
I think this logo’s could be promoted in US and so, next, the people in the world shall follow it, exactly….

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