GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Spring cleaning is here, but what are people using to get their houses spic and span? Household cleaning supplies believed to be "green," may not be as healthy as you believe.
Household cleaning supplies can be hazardous as most products may warn you. However, when you go to your local store to buy a "green" product, it may be just as unhealthy.
Reading the labels should be your ally. Unfortunately, the law doesn't require consumer products to list all the ingredients included, using terms such as "fragrance" in place of the ingredients.
These fragrances can lead to breathing problems, headaches, and some other allergies.
Jody Cothey of Hawley told 22News she relies on her nose even if the product is considered "green." "I'm really careful; I buy free and clear detergent. Everything is unscented unless I can smell it and make sure it doesn't make me sick."
A local shopkeeper in Greenfield told 22News green products are better for the environment, but urges you to read the labels, the same way you would your other household cleaning supplies.