EPA Approved Eco-Friendly Household Cleaners
By: Danny Lipford
To help protect your family and the environment from harmful chemicals contained in some household cleaners, look for cleaners that carry the EPA Designed for the Environment (DFE) seal of approval. The DFE designation lets you know that the product you’re using is among the safest for your family and the least harmful for the environment.
Watch this video to find out more.
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Danny Lipford: You know every day it seems that more people are becoming aware of the need to consider the environment in the choices we make. That applies to everything from the kinds of transportation we use to the way we build, maintain, and improve our homes, because each of us has a big impact on the planet in either a positive or a negative way.
In our homes most of us know that we can make a positive impact by reducing the amount of energy we use, and by using materials that don’t put a burden on our natural resources. But did you know that something as simple as washing the car or cleaning the bathroom could have an environmental impact?
Well, the reason for that is because many of the cleaning products that we use around our homes very often contain chemicals that may not be so good for the environment. But how do you know which ones? Well, the Environmental Protection Agency has created a program called “Designed for the Environment,” or DFE for short, which helps consumers find those answers.
The EPA screens the ingredients in all kinds of household cleaners to determine which ones pose the least risk to people’s health and the environment. So a DFE designation tells you that you’re using a product that is among the safest for your family and the least harmful for the environment.
Now if I could just find something that they design to help me with all this work!