56 minutes | Jan 20, 2021

25: Why Green Cleaning is Good for Your Health

We’re gonna go out on a limb and assume you’re spending a TON of time at home right now making sure your surfaces are safe in the prevention of COVID-19. But, have you considered the price of this super sanitization; the hidden costs of using toxic household cleaners? Many name-brand cleaning products contain harmful chemicals such as synthetic fragrance, ammonia, phthalates, triclosan, chlorine, parabens, and sodium hydroxide, to name a few. Extended exposure to these is linked to eye irritation and respiratory issues to allergies and even cancer. Hold on to your scrubby brushes, friends, because our guest commits to creating cleaning products that will protect you and your loved ones without posing harm to people, the planet, or pets at a price people can afford. She explains how to read labels, what ingredients to avoid and why cleaning products are the number one weapon in the fight against COVID. Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks is the President and CEO of ECOS an environmentally friendly cleaning product manufacturer and an essential business in the fight against COVID-19. Kelly is widely recognized for her highly effective leadership and influential voice in the green movement and corporate social responsibility including green incentives and living wages for all ECOS employees. Kelly leaves us with a Healthy Cleaning New Year’s Resolution that everyone can join by following their Instagram account @EcosClean through February 13, 2021, for chances to learn tips and win prizes (hint: The Detox Your Home bundle and more!).
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