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479715575.blogHere’s some really valuable information about going green with your cleaning supplies from the Cleveland Clinic’s Lisanne Newton, MD, of the Center for Pediatric Allergy.

  1. Just read it! If certain cleaning agents trigger asthma symptoms, there may be a warning on the label.
  2. Look for a “green” seal of approval. These products are often better for the planet and your health.
  3. Get clever in the kitchen. Try homemade cleaning solutions made with lemon, vinegar and baking soda.
  4. Got a nasty mold? If you wipe it out with chlorine bleach (no more than 3/4 cup to a gallon of water), wear a protective mask and skedaddle as soon as you’re done cleaning. Don’t forget to open a window or turn on an exhaust fan too.
  5. If cleaning is a real trigger for your asthma, swap jobs with someone else. (Got a teen or spouse who hates doing his own laundry?)