By Leah Zerbe, Rodalenews.com
Here's a dirty little secret: The standard way of cleaning your home has a pretty murky health record. The majority of cleaners on store shelves contain hazardous materials you won't always find on the label, which is probably why more and more people are opting for DIY cleaning recipes.
The ironic twist of modern-day cleaning is that when we use most store-bought cleaners, we're unknowingly polluting our indoor air--oftentimes creating indoor air quality worse than that around a polluted highway! It's not just our lungs at risk, either. Using the antibacterial chemicals found in soaps and sprays can actually encourage pathogens to colonize in our noses, according to a recent study published in the journal mBio.
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Forget all of the bleach, ammonia, triclosan, and harsh solvents. For most households, Mother