Did you know that a majority of synthetic chemical ingredients have never been tested for their long-term environmental effects?
BELOW ARE A LIST OF MONTAGNE VERTE’S SUGGESTIONS FOR ECO-RESPONSIBLE CLEANING PRODUCTS
The air indoors can be up to 7 times more polluted than air outdoors¹: we find a very large amount of chemicals in it, which come from paints, furniture and also household products containing components from petrochemicals.
After use, most cleaning products end up in domestic wastewater which is sent to wastewater treatment plants. However, all the chemical molecules aren’t eliminated there the water is released back into the natural environment because each toxic product requires special treatment. These treatments are rarely done because of their high cost.²
More than 100 000 chemical substances are authorised for sale, but we only completely know the effects on human health of about 5 000 of them.³
The solution is simple: switch to ecologically responsible and/or natural cleaning products (black soap, sodium bicarbonate, white vinegar, etc.). Click here for a guide on how to make your own.
Sources:  60 millions de consommateurs avril 2019.  Infographie de l’ADEME, Et si on faisait le ménage dans nos produits toxiques?.  Guide de l’Eaux et Rivières de Bretagne, Utiliser des produits d’entretien écologiques : Un atout pour la santé et l’environnement.