Cleaning Products: Avoid Toxic Chemicals, Volatile Organic Compounds and Nonylphenol Ethoxylate

This weeks Green Tips article focuses on pollutants to our environment. Most of the conventional cleaning products used today are petroleum based and contain toxic chemicals and harmful volatile organic compounds known as VOC’s. VOC’s have been identified as one of the many contributors to ozone depletion, and have been proven to be hazardous to public health, causing nose and skin irritation, rashes, headaches, and respiratory infections. Continue reading “Cleaning Products: Avoid Toxic Chemicals, Volatile Organic Compounds and Nonylphenol Ethoxylate”

Water Shortage: A Worldwide Problem by 2020

Concerned increased over water conservation this past week when the United Nations Education and Scientific Council (UNESCO) published a report that predicted water shortage will be a serious worldwide problem by the year 2020. Let us evaluate the global picture. The Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) suggests that in the United States, the biggest water consumer on Earth, the average American family uses 176 gallons of water per day compared to just 5 gallons of water the average African family uses. Continue reading “Water Shortage: A Worldwide Problem by 2020”