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Technology has given us a great number of conveniences for our lifestyles, but those very same technologies can have a negative impact on our health and our environment. This technological impact is nowhere more evident than in our society's penchant to utilizing synthetic cleaning chemicals in our commercial and residential buildings. A great deal of research and testing has gone into the development of a variety of technological solutions to this pervasive pollution from our cleaning processes, and these innovations have been grouped under the umbrella of a revolution in the way we can clean our buildings, led by my guest this week, Vince Elliott, considered the leading expert on developing safe cleaning strategies for the home and workplace. Studies have shown a link between common cleaning agents and serious threats like asthma, allergies, immune deficiency, heart disease, and cancer. Find out how to protect your family from toxins and have a home which is truly clean and healthy.
Click on the link above to listen to Vince Elliott's important tips on minimizing chemical exposure in your home. Listen live Friday at 4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, @ PM MT, 1 PM PT. Or any time on archive after the show.
Vince Elliott, B.S., M.H.S., established The Chemical Free Cleaning Network in Baltimore after four decades of professional experience in developing innovative cleaning strategies. He has brought disparate technologies and strategies under one connected organization to benefit building proprietors, janitorial services, homeowners, and our ecosystem as a whole. Chemical Free Cleaning strives to provide a systematic solution to man-made chemical pollution and the presence of artificial substances. Vince is a pioneer in applying “performance based contracting” and the cleaning measurement sciences. Vince has helped negotiate over 530 cleaning service contracts. A graduate in Economics from Towson University, Vince has a Master of Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. He has been a university professor in management strategies and has received numerous awards. He is author of the Extreme Green Cleaning Book Digest and the ebook A Chemical Free Cleaning Guide for Your Home.
To hear Vince's important information for your family's health, go to: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/59179/making-your-home-safe-from-toxic-chemicals
Randy Rolfe's Take Home Tips: Comon household chemicals used in cleaning are often toxic. conventional wisdom has been that the quantities are small enough that the effects are minimal. But when you add them all together with the other pollutants in our environments, the cumulative burden on our immune, detoxification, and elimination systems is ever growing, and can be the cause of many unexpected health problems, especially in the elderly and for our kids. Old standbys like vinegar, baking soda, Bon Amis, Borax, and natural soaps do just fine, along with a bit of "elbow grease," that is, scrubbing by hand.