The Ultimate Green Household Cleaners Quiz
by Staff
Natural and environmentally friendly cleaning products are starting to become popular with green-minded consumers. Are cleaning products labeled green really safer for you and your family? Find out all you need to know about the latest in green cleaning by taking our quiz.

As of April 2008, sales of natural cleaning products skyrocketed _____ percent over 2007.

  • 3
  • 13
  • 23

Manufacturers _____ list ingredients on household cleaner package labels.

  • always
  • never
  • sometimes

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires manufacturers of household cleaners only to warn about product:

  • toxicity
  • compatibility
  • recyclability

Which of the following are stamps of approval issued by eco-labeling organizations?

  • Design for Environment
  • Green Seal
  • both of the above

Phthalates are chemical compounds also known as plasticizers that were recently banned as a component in baby _____ in Canada.

  • bottles
  • diapers
  • bibs

Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) are chemicals that can pollute water supplies. In which country are they regulated?

  • China
  • Canada
  • Chile

Green cleaners use plant derivatives from:

  • oranges
  • potatoes
  • tomatoes

Which of the following compounds can cause respiratory problems in children?

  • petrochemicals
  • chlorine bleach
  • both of the above

Products made from organic materials _____ contain potentially harmful chemicals.

  • always
  • never
  • sometimes

Non-carcinogenic means that a substance does not cause _____ in animals or so far in humans.

  • cancer
  • heart disease
  • diabetes