It is becoming more and more apparent that consumers are concerned with the chemicals that are being used in their daily household cleaners. Such proof is pronounced in the recent lawsuit between environmental activists and leading firms who produce common household cleaning products.
Activists are demanding that ingredients be displayed on all household cleaners. The activists “say people deserve to know whether the products they use to wash their dishes and clean their homes could be harmful,” This is also true for many pesticides that are being used by pest control companies.
Alliance Environmental Group knows that it is important to keep your home safe from bacteria, pest and mold. That is why we are using an environmentally friendly way to kill bacteria, pest and mold. No chemicals are used just heat. You can rest assure that your home will be safe from chemicals.
We are consistently receiving request for a way to get rid of bedbugs without having to use harsh pesticides. Our ThermaPure Heat treatment does just that, kills bedbugs without affecting your safe haven with chemicals. Take a look at our page about pests and you will find out just how this process works.
The truth about Air Cleaners
Recently the Indoor Environment Connections magazine posted an article warning about the potential hazards of air cleaners:
California Warns Consumers About Ozone-Generating Air Cleaners.
I have been around the environmental field for 18 years and I can’t tell you how many times people have asked me whether they should purchase an air cleaner for their home or office. Recently the California Air Resource Board (ARB) warned consumers not to purchase air cleaning devices that intentionally generate ozone. At ground-level ozone is an air pollutant with harmful effects on the respiratory systems of animals. In the upper atmosphere it filters potentially damaging ultraviolet light from reaching the Earth’s surface. According to the article “these devices can produce potentially harmful levels of ozone that can worsen asthma, cause serious lung inflammation, decrease lung function, and lead to hospitalization for respiratory conditions, emergency room visits for asthma and increased school absences.”
It’s not all doom and gloom though. If you are still interested in using air cleaners, look for cleaners with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters or Electrostatic filters. For guidance in selecting an air cleaner check:
For products to avoid check:
Indoor Environment Connection – Jan. 09 – Tom Scarlett
Bill Wood – Alliance Environmental Group
We are all aware of the dangers of lead based paint especially for children under the age of six whose bodies are still developing. This is why in 1978 lead was banned for residential use by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Tuesday February 11th Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was passed and many retailers are forced to yank many of their children’s products off their shelves. The new Act states that the limit for lead paint must be 90 parts per million as opposed to the 600 parts per million that was previously regulated in all children’s toys and clothing.
There is a reason for such drastic measures lead is harmful for children and there are still dangerous toys on the shelves. This is exactly why many homeowners must be cautious when they are conducting home remodeling. If you have any indication that your home has lead based paint please have it tested to ensure that your home is safe from any harmful materials.