My husband, Steve, and I have two children, Ronan & Evelyn. We live in Indiana and operate a landscape contracting business.
I find the increase in the cases of cancer, autism, ADHD, obesity, allergies, premature births, fertility, & Alzheimer's to be alarming. I believe a big part of these problems can be traced back to products that we use in our homes like cleaning products, personal care products, food, bedding, etc. I have become fed up with big companies not caring or taking responsibility to stop producing products that are dangerous to human beings and the environment. I am disappointed that there are no regulations when it comes to advertising of certain products and that it is okay for companies to advertise products as natural, green, or nontoxic when they may not be. So, I have decreased my family’s needs for these products. I believe in buying local, getting back to the basics, and encouraging others in Indiana to take small steps to do the same. I own a business, TraceyClean, where I formulate, manufacture, and distribute homemade cleaning products. I am happy to offer a local alternative that is safe for people and the environment.
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