Posted by: tpsciencefun | January 20, 2010

What’s the “Greenest” Household Cleaner??

 After too much fun experimenting with NaHCO3 (baking soda) and HCL (vinegar) in 5th grade Awesome Science, I thought I’d  better investigate  how we could use the reactants and products of our chemical reactions.  Here is some great news …………………….

What is the Greenest  household cleaner??

  1. Windex
  2. Bleach
  3. Vinegar
  4. Baby Wipes

If you answered vinegar…….YOU ARE CORRECT!!

Why is vinegar the cleaner of choice? Well, the list is lengthy,  but mostly it does the job without hurting you, your pets or the environment.  Check out 1001 ways to use vinegar at:

http://www.vinegartips.com/scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=7

Now, if you are like most of us, we love the idea of vinegar, but struggle with the….SMELL.  Well, some way-cool science friends of mine decided  to experiment and  invented  a product  that cleans without the smell. We use their Greener Cleener  in Awesome Science and now everyone wants to clean my tables.  🙂

 To learn more go to ——http://www.greenercleener.com/

Here’s an excerpt about vinegar from http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4597302_vinegar-work-as-cleaner.html 

“Vinegar is also environmentally friendly. It’s biodegradable and won’t harm the environment in any way. It’s even effective and safe enough to use to kill grass or weeds in place of spray weed killer. One study showed vinegar kills 99 percent of surface bacteria, 80 percent of germs, and 82 percent of molds on a counter. That’s with a 5 percent solution just like you could purchase at the grocery store. Since vinegar is natural, it won’t harm your plumbing at all. “

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