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Do you know what’s under your sink? According to Washington University research, chemicals found in many of the everyday cleaning products link to early menopause, early puberty in young girls and can even potentially cause osteoporosis or cardiovascular diseases.

So before you delve into spring-cleaning mode, check out this list of eco-friendly and nontoxic cleaning products to provide a cleaner and safer environment to use in your house.

Better Life. Better Life cleaning products have been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. Better Life makes everything from all-purpose cleaners to laundry detergents and everything in between. All of the cleaning products are derived from plants and contain no Volatiles (VOCs) to ensure a less toxic clean and is less harmful to the environment.

Method. Method designed their products to be biodegradable and “green” from start to finish. Not only can every bottle be recycled, but every bottle of cleaning and hand-washing soap are made of 100 percent recycled material. Talk about using the right cleaning method.

Seventh Generation. Seventh Generation has produced a variety of household cleaning products, as well as feminine and baby care products for over 25 years. They thrive on transparency and include a detailed list of all ingredients used, so consumers know exactly what is being put on their counters.

Green Works (Clorox). For those who hate to stray from name brands, have no fear. Clorox has created a natural, all-purpose cleaner made from plant and mineral-based ingredients.

Baking soda. Good, old-fashion baking soda is also a safe product for all-natural household cleaning. It will fight off gross odors in the fridge, can be used to clean surfaces, remove stale smells from food containers, to clean silver, remove scuff marks or grease spills and also be used removed burnt food stuck to the bottom of pots.

So instead of pouring dangerous chemicals down the tub your child bathes in, try some of these safe alternatives. Try to stay away from any cleaning product with Benzene, Toluene, Methanol Formaldehyde or carbon listed in the ingredient label.

Mini Maid prides itself on using cleaning products that are safe for you and your family. All of the products used are eco-friendly, non-toxic and non-caustic.

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