Healthy Housecleaning Tips

by Ivette Meléndez and Leonor Rebollo

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  • Baking soda works better than traditional cleaners for bathtubs, toilets, and other surfaces.
  • Products made with baking soda as the base will be safer than those based on other ingredients.
  • For a safer glass cleaner, mix one part vinegar with three parts water.
  • Instead of using paper towels, use old T-shirts.
  • Generally, products that are clear will be less toxic than colorful products.
  • Products that are odorless will generally be safer than those with added scents.
  • WAGES offers workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area on how to clean your home using less toxic supplies.

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See a list of less hazardous household products.

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