The average person, especially kūpuna, spends 90 percent of his or her time indoors. Therefore, a clean, safe indoor environment is paramount.

Uncirculated air and tightly constructed buildings can trigger allergies, asthma and illnesses.

Traditional housecleaning methods do not cut it anymore. Some cleaners contain harmful toxins like ammonia, phenol, ethanol, formaldehyde, butane and propane.

Lately, there is a movement toward “chemical-free cleaning” in facilities serving the elderly population. Here are some good cleaning practices for your own home.

  • Use microfiber cloths and flat mops. The ultra-fine materials trap dirt, debris and moisture better than paper towels and rags. Traditional string mops drag dirt around floors and contaminate water-filled buckets.
  • Use a spray bottle with a twist nozzle and “streaming” feature similar to a water gun.
    Or, soak the cloth in a chemical-free cleanser before wiping.
  • Prior to wiping, fold the cloth eight times. Unfold as you wipe, using a different section for each surface to prevent cross-contamination.

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