In the title above, I repeat the Zen koan and answer with, "I don't know because smart cats everywhere applaud this product!"
It's awesome because it contains everything one would need to test the parts of your house that your inspector might have missed like mold, dust mites, pollen, dander, carcinogenic fibers and bacteria. EEEW! It's especially useful to know what may be lurking in your house if it's older; lead paint isn't the only dangerous chemical that can poison your family!
As a real estate investor, I tour many homes of families from all walks of life. One mustn't assume newly built spaces are completely healthy and safe. In fact, new construction (unless it is conscientiously built from green materials - LEED Certified) can be quite messy. New flooring, upholstery and furniture can off-gas for months as these products can emit toxic fumes like formaldehyde.
Private wells may be contaminated with heavy metals or bacterium that can make your family very sick. Ductwork can be loaded with particulate matter or mold spores. My own home was absolutely bogged down with animal hair when we moved in, though the house looked immaculate whenever we had visited prior to the sale.
Once you know what to clean, you'll want to transition to healthier products in your home. Your respiratory system will thank you! Kitty's Zen of Homekeeping pledges to keep you informed of your options as a consumer, in our usual frank way. Your Kitty has been green for a few years now, and I am passionate about sharing information about keeping a healthy home. Welcome! Don't be greenwashed, read kitty!
Launched in 2009, Kitty blogs are published by InnerspaceOMnimedia, the publishing arm of Dakini Productions. It all started with Kitty’s Organic Orgy, a site devoted to truth and tutorials for seekers of a beautiful, sustainable lifestyle. With unbiased reviews and research, Kitty “pledges to use her personal discretionary funds and vast cosmetic experience as a product junkie to bring you the truth in "Green and Natural" cosmetics.” In its “Zen of Homekeeping” series on Organic Orgy, Kitty explores ways to keep it green and natural at home.
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