Feature Story

Margaret BurchettCleaning the Air on the Inside

While we may consider that our home is our sanctuary the air we are breathing indoors is now more polluted than the air outside! In addition it has been estimated that 90% of our time is spent indoors inhaling a variety of pollutants known as VOCs (Volatile organic compounds), which are found in plastics, synthetics, paints, furnishings glues, cosmetics and solvents to name a few.

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Case Study

Bridget Gardner – Professional Green and Safe Cleaner

butterflyWhen Bridget Gardner was looking for a career change five years ago, it was actually a dream she had that inspired her to look at cleaning as an option. So she did investigate cleaning as a career and hasn’t looked back since. The difficulty however, lay in the fact that at that time there was very little information available about chemical free cleaning, and green cleaning was perceived as being “Grandma’s recipes.”

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Bridget's favourite Cleaning Recipe: Pure Liquid soap (Castile) – take a tiny drop and mix with bicarbonate of soda until you get an icing sugar consistency.  This is now your own creamy cleanser that will clean everything from stovetops to bath scum, plus it will eliminate crayon marks and stains.

What you can do

Your TOP FIVE Green Cleaning Tips!

bicarb of sodaWe asked YOU for innovative, safe, green cleaning tips and recipes that have been road-tested by you, are easy to use and will encourage others to take up safer cleaning solutions. To all of you who sent in your ideas a very big ‘Thank you’! Read on to learn about green cleaning with everything from lavender oil to bicarbonate soda and a bit of good old fashioned elbow grease.

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Latest News

Point Preschool Goes Green

bicarb of sodaThe staff at Point Preschool in Oyster Bay have said farewell to chemical cleaning and are finding their green cleaning approach has a whole host of benefits.

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Latest News

Rest Assured: Selecting a Healthful Mattress

Sleep experts recommend that people should spend one-third of their lives sleeping!  Most of us know that the quality of our mattress plays an important role in getting a good night’s sleep.

When selecting a mattress cost, comfort and durability are the factors most of us take into account but how many of us consider the chemicals that may be emitted from the mattress and the effects they have on our personal health?

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Safeguarding kids from environmental hazards

Rising rates of asthma and obesity, more reports of developmental disabilities and early puberty, concerns about increasing incidence of childhood cancer... parents, scientists, and paediatricians alike worry about how these health conditions relate to the environment our children live in.

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New Resource from the U.S. EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed A Framework for Assessing Health Risks of Environmental Exposures to Children as a resource on conducting children's health risk assessments.

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