Green products are emerging more rapidly as pollution in our every day lives continues to grow. Eco-friendly products are beneficial to maintaining good health, reducing waste, saving money and of course, sustaining the environment. Here are some environmentally friendly products that you can integrate into your home.
- Laundry Detergent: Eco-friendly laundry detergent does not include harmful chemicals that traditional detergents contain and, therefore, do not cause skin irritation or respiratory problems. Because it is biodegradable, you don’t have to worry about septic systems clogs or ocean contamination. Additionally, eco-friendly detergents are free of perfumed chemicals, which will actually help improve air quality due to the natural ingredients.
- Plants: Huffington Post says, “Good indoor air quality starts at home.” One of the easiest ways to maintain good air quality is to decorate your home with plants. House plants help purify air of chemicals that are released from paints/lacquers and can also “absorb chemicals from pressed wood products including furniture.” Take a look at This Old House’s 10 plants that can help filter the air in your home.
- Air Conditioner/Heater: As the weather changes throughout the year, use of your air conditioning and heater will fluctuate. It is crucial to maintain a clean air conditioner and heater, so that the air being released is not polluted with dust and other follicles. Make sure to change your filters regularly.