Green Cleaning by the Numbers
3,000: the number in tons of paper towels sent to landfills
100: the number of dollars your family could save by replacing
paper towels with microfiber cloths or towels.
215,780: the number of exposure cases called into poison
centers in 2007 involving household cleaning substances; 118,068 of those calls
involved exposure to children age five and under.
100: the number of times higher that indoor air pollution
levels can be above outdoor air pollution levels, according to U.S. EPA
17,000: the number of petrochemicals available for home use,
of which only 30 percent have been tested for exposure to human health and the
63: the number of synthetic chemical products found in the
average American home, translating to roughly 10 gallons of harmful
275: the number of active ingredients in antimicrobials that
the EPA classifies as pesticides because they are designed to kill microbes.