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Have you ever wondered what toxics you may encounter in and around your home? Unfortunately, toxic chemicals can be found in cleaning products, weed and rodent killers, plastic baby toys, dry cleaned clothes and even personal care products. However, if you are aware of what surrounds you, the good news is that in most cases you can either eliminate or reduce toxics by finding safer products.

You'll find many resources on our web site such as cleaning recipes and tips that will help you and your family live healthier lives.

What are safe cleaners?

Safer alternatives to hazardous cleaning products exist for nearly every type of household cleaner.  The main goal of green cleaning is to use solutions and methods that keep our environment healthy and our health intact.  You can view our past grantee household cleaning projects both here and here.

Interested in making your own green cleaning products?

One of our past grant recipients Montachusett Opportunity Council conducted a training. View an excerpt in the following video.