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Taryn Oliver uses green cleaning products in her Wenatchee home.

Green Spring Cleaning Oliver uses Biokleen and Ecover products, as well as a homemade mixture of rubbing alcohol, vinegar and water.

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t’s not to late to put some greening into your spring cleaning. Your body and your planet will be grateful. Why choose environmentallyfriendly cleaning? For local naturopathic doctor and health advocate Allegra Hart, it is a matter of health. “We want to be a clean society and

we have a tendency to get extreme with that. We are making our environment more toxic inside when we are cleaning up with toxic ingredients,” Hart says. According to Hart, the conventional cleaners many Americans use are much more damaging than the grit they are cleaning up. The effects of using such chemicals, she says, are long-lasting.

Story By M.K. Resk photos By kathryn Stevens

Foothills Magazine May-Jun 2012  
Foothills Magazine May-Jun 2012  

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