The Sacramento Bee has a neat article today addressing the question: do those 'eco-friendly' household cleaners really work?
The results sound about right to me. We use certified green (non-toxic, biodegradable, low phosphorus) cleaners throughout the house, and love them! Whatever extra little bit of effort it might take to clean the counter, floor, or bath tub, etc. is absolutely offset by the peace of mind we get by knowing that we're using substances that pose less if any of a threat to our health, and (especially) to that of Qanuk the collie! Plus, we're supporting the proliferation of non-toxic cleaning substances whose production and use helps reduce toxic pollution.
What are your favorite eco-friendly cleaners?