The Best Non-toxic Ways to Clean Your Home

Keeping your home clean doesn't require weapons of mass disinfection, experts tell WebMD. Antibacterial and harsh cleansers are usually unnecessary, and some raise concerns about our health and the environment.

The Best Non-toxic Ways to Clean Your Home

These products don't work any better than their natural or non-toxic counterparts, and they damage the environment and potentially place our long-term health at risk.

"The antibacterial soap we buy in the store doesn't clean hands or reduce the spread of illness any better than regular soap," says Allison Aiello, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan.

You can keep your home just as clean for much less money, safeguard your personal health, and even protect the environment by going back to the basics.

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