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Vinegar – Is it Safe For You and the Environment?

Everybody has jumped onto the environmental bandwagon, given the impact of our planet’s challenges and problems with global warming. This is very positive indeed and we need to get more of the word out with the hope that people will want to contribute to saving our only home in this universe in any way they can.

Starting from home is a great and positive way to start helping the environment. From using low-energy light bulbs, proper weather sealants, environmentally friendly cleaners, better and effective means of reducing energy costs, there are many ways we can do this.

Many of us also have been taught to use Vinegar as a safer alternative to using things like laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, cleaning our windows and so on. It does the trick naturally, right?

There is something that we need to be aware of, however. That is our due-diligence.

Vinegar, in it’s natural form, is a fermented product, which is an acid. You may ask, what’s the point?

Even though using vinegar is a much better alternative to using consumer cleaners that are rich in formaldehydes and other un-pronouncable chemical names, we have to consider what vinegar does as a liquid solution.

And it is actually a solution, especially if mixed with other things.

If we were to put baking soda into a cup of vinegar, what would happen? It would fizz up, right?

A good example of this is a science project many children would create, which is a homemade volcano. A paper-mache model of a volcano would be wrapped around a cup and tube of vinegar. When baking soda is poured into the volcano, out comes the fizz. It’s a whole lot of fun!

Now let’s consider another experiment. But please don’t do this at home, only think about this instead. Imagine you had an aquarium of goldfish, and they are your precious pets. Now, imaging pouring a cup of vinegar into the aquarium. What do you think would happen?

It’s not that the reaction of the fish would be in bouts of hysteria. If we think about it, we are ACIDIFYING the aquarium with the vinegar. And if the acid of the vinegar reaches the gills of the fish, what do you think would happen to the conversion of the liquid concentrate? The oxygen from the water cannot be used, because the acid takes precedence and becomes the very thing that the fish would be “breathing”. We can expect a dead fish or a sick fish as a result.

Now why am I writing this?

First of all, I am only writing this as something to think about and consider.

Secondly, even if we are using vinegar to clean our homes, remember, that vinegar has to end up somewhere later on. Whether it seeps into our soils, into our drainages, it still has to end up somewhere.

That somewhere is our LAKES and OCEANS.

If that vinegar ends up in our waters, especially salt waters, it can create a chemical that is similar to a battery. That, in itself, will also create lake acidity. In fact, it can have a dramatic influence and effect on our storm systems as well.

Now, let’s not get alarmed for a moment. This is just something to consider. We cannot just use something, think it is environmentally friendly and safe, without doing our due diligence first. Study everything as much as you can.

The saying goes: The real education begins once you’ve graduated from school.

Vinegar also can have some negative side effects in our bodies too. We need to have a good balance of alkaline and acidity in our bodies. If the acidity ratio to akalinity is out of balance and tipped more into the acidity side, we will experience burning sensations and side effects with our blood.

So… is vinegar, which is an acid, still a better alternative?

If we are to protect this planet, we also need to consider our waters too. They are one of the major influencers of our weather and the provider of moisture for all life on the planet. Without it, we will surely perish.

If vinegar is not a great alternative, then what is?

You may want to use a non-toxic cleaner that is not a chemical or an acid at all. In fact, it should always have to a be an akaline type cleaner either.

What you may want to use is a cleaner that not only cleans anything, but also is environmentally friendly, is safe for our waters and the waterlife, safe for all creatures and does not have any effect on our weather systems. In fact, it should be the kind that is derived from food and will break down into food for both plant and waterlife.

In fact, if it is super concentrated, you only have to use a little of it and have water as a friendly partner in cleaning with it. You can even save yourself hundreds and thousands of dollars for this solution.

Plus, it should be a cleaner that is safe enough for children to help you clean your home with. You know that parents would never want their children to handle poisons or even acids like vinegar. I know my mom wouldn’t let me handle it when i was a child.

Most of all, it should be fun to use, plus it should let you use your creativity!

If you are interested in such an alternative, visit my website in the resource box below and learn more.

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