1. Be an informed consumer. Know what the risks of using a product are before you use the product. Read the labels. Choose the least toxic product for the job.
Warning on the label indicates a moderate risk with use.
Danger is on the label if the product is extremely flammable,
corrosive or highly toxic.
Poison indicates a highly toxic material.
Source: MN Pollution Control Agency
2. Don't be fooled by the words, "non-toxic". This is an advertising term, which is unregulated by the Federal government.
3. Reach for a mild multipurpose cleaner first. This will reduce the number of cleaners you need to purchase and store. This also saves you money.
4. Choose the safest cleaner for the job. When choosing a cleaner, it is important to remember that the product that works best for cleaning may not be what's safest for you and your family. Choose the least hazardous for your job.
5. Make your own cleaners! It is simple to do and saves you money.
When you choose to clean your house using "greener"cleaners, you are able to positively affect the health of your family and pets.
HOW TO DISPOSE OF
UNWANTED CLEANING SUPPLIES
Here are a few simple guidelines:
2. If a label reads: Caution, Warning, Danger or Poison, you may take it to the Environmental Center.
3. If you can't use it up, give it away or store properly at home for later use, then take it to the FREE PRODUCT ROOM at the Environmental Center.