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10 eco-friendly all-purpose cleaners for a toxic-free home

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Eco-friendly cleaners
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7. Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner: Lemongrass Citrus

Another major player in the eco-friendly product market, Seventh Generation has a long reputation for wholesome products. This disinfecting cleaner comes with some pretty lofty claims: The company says that it kills 99.99 percent of household germs, botanically, including specifically: Influenza A virus, H1N1, Rhinovirus type 37 (the common cold virus), Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli on hard, nonporous surfaces. I am wary about such disinfecting power, but this is based on their "patented disinfecting technology based on Thyme Oil," and the product does pass muster with the strict evaluators at EWG, so I'm willing to tone down my skepticism here and admit it sounds pretty impressive.

INDEX: Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda & Household Cleaner | biokleen All Purpose Cleaner Concentrate | Bon Ami Powder Cleanser | Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds | Earth Friendly Orange Plus All Purpose Everyday Cleaner | Heinz Distilled White Vinegar | Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner | Simple Green Naturals Glass & Surface Care | Whole Foods Market All Purpose Cleaner | Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

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