Here at Eco Etsy, we’re wrapping up our 14 days of crafting tutorials, but if you aren’t quite ready to wave goodbye to the DIY, you’re in luck. Today, in honor of the budding daffodils outside my window, and the new blog format, ECO Monday is going to help you with a little Spring Cleaning.
Recently, the World Health Organization issued a world wide alert about the dangers of EDC’s, or Endocrine Disrupting Hormones.
The UN study, which is the most comprehensive report on EDCs to date, highlights some associations between exposure to EDCs and health problems including the potential for such chemicals to contribute to the development of non-descended testes in young males, breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men, developmental effects on the nervous system in children, attention deficit /hyperactivity in children and thyroid cancer.
Other studies are showing “chemical creep” and body toxicity even among people who live conscious lifestyles, eating organic and avoiding plastics.
Another problem is that while many chemicals and products are labelled as “safe” based on single dose testing, very little has actually been done to show how those chemicals interact with our bodies “in the wild”, or, in combination with each other, as they are commonly used. So what can we do to keep ourselves safer? One step is to make our own cleaning products!
This article on Mother Earth Living has a great slideshow containing recipes for just about every type of cleaning product you’ll need to get your home sparkling and ready for spring.
read more here… or see recipes from some of our bloggers here…
Have your own secret eco-friendly cleaning weapon? Share it in the comments!