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People of all ages want to make sure they have healthy safe cleaning products that won't harm their kids, elderly or even their pets.

What if you found out the cleaner you were using had terpenes? Terpenes can form formaldehyde when released against the ozone in the air, according to research by the Environmental Working Group.

"In an effort to help consumers find safer products, the Environmental Working Group has created the first online guide that rates more than 2,000 household cleaners with grades A through F for safety of ingredients and disclosure of contents," according to a statement from the group.

Some brand names received a passing and failing grade because of different variations in their product.

We've listed the top 10 highest- and lowest-ranked items of household cleaners in 10 categories, which include: air fresheners all purpose, bathroom, dishwashing, floor care, furniture, kitchen, laundry cleaner and other cleaners, as provided by the group.

Air fresheners: Top 10 highest-ranked products
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Air fresheners are great for covering up unwanted smells. The Environmental Working group recently published an online guide that rates more than 2,000 household cleaners and pegged these products as the best air fresheners.

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» Arm & Hammer fridge and freezer baking soda

» Aura Cacia aromatherapy mist, ginger mint

» Aura Cacia aromatherapy mist, peppermint harvest

» Arm & Hammer fridge and fresh refrigerator air filter

» Aussan Natural nursery odor eliminator

» Aura Cacia precious essentials aromatherapy spritz, sensual jasmine

» Aura Cacia precious essentials aromatherapy spritz, purifying

» Aura Cacia precious essentials aromatherapy spritz, sandalwood

» Aura Cacia precious essentials aromatherapy spritz, renewing rose

» Aura Cacia aromatherapy mist, Eucalyptus Harvest

» Aussan Natural room odor eliminator raised some concern for it's ingredient bitter orange fruit extract, which has been connected to cancer and respiratory effects.

Air fresheners: Top 10 lowest-ranked products
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There were 81 air fresheners that received failing ranks from the Environmental Working Group.

The top 10 lowest were all AIR WICK products. Their harmful ingredients link to either cancer, risk for the environment or other concerns, according to the guide.

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» AIR WICK Freshmatic Ultra, harvest spice

» AIR WICK Freshmatic, cool linen & white lilac

» AIR WICK Aqua Mist, fresh new day

» AIR WICK Aqua Mist, fresh waters

» AIR WICK Aqua Mist, magnolia & cherry blossom

» AIR WICK Aqua Mist, candlelight and winter warmth

» AIR WICK Aqua Mist, tropical bliss

» AIR WICK Decosphere, magnolia & cherry blossom

» AIR WICK Decosphere, papaya & mango

» AIR WICK Freshmatic Ultra, lavender

All purpose cleaners: Top 10 highest-ranked products
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All purpose cleaners are great because of their multi-use applications, however not all of them are safe.

Listed below are top notch all purpose cleaners, according to Environmental Working Group.

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» Bon Ami powder cleanser scored high for its "general ecotoxity," according to the site.

» Whole Foods Market green MISSION Surface Cleaning Wipes, minty fresh

» Whole Foods Market green MISSION Organic All-Purpose Spray Cleaner & Degreaser, lemon zest

» Green Shield Organic All-Purpose Cleaner Degreaser, fresh

» Green Shield Organic Glass Cleaner, fresh

» Whole Foods Market glass cleaner, unscented

» Whole Foods Market all purpose concentrated cleaner, pine

» Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda Detergent Booster & Household Cleaner

» Heinz Vinegar Distilled White Vinegar

» Aussan Natural nursery all-purpose cleaner

All purpose cleaners: Top 10 lowest-ranked products
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Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, Orange Energy and Colorox Clean-up Cleaner with Bleach ended up on the failing list. However, those weren't lowest-ranked, which are listed below.

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» Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover includes the ingredient sodium hupochlorite which has "general systemic/organ effects, respiratory effects" and other harm to humans, according to Environmental Working Group.

» Tilex Mildew Root Penetrator & Remover with bleach

» SOS Heavy Duty Multi-purpose Cleaner, lemon

» SOS Heavy Duty All Purpose Cleaner with bleach

» Tilex ProResults Mold & Mildew Stain Remover

» Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, sparking wave

» Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, lemon fresh

» Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, lavender clean pine

» Green Works naturally derived glass cleaner

» Simple Green Pro 3 Disinfectant Virucidal Fungicidal was the worst out of all the all-purpose cleaners. It's ingredients shows evidence of being linked to cancer and the colors in the chemical can damage DNA.

Bathroom: Top 10 highest-ranked products
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Out of all the bathroom products that were tested only 2.4 percent received A's.

The last five on the list received B grades.

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» Seventh Generation Natural Tub & Tile Cleaner, emerald cypress & fir

» Green Shield Organic Bathroom Cleaner, fresh

» Green Shield Organic Toilet Bowl Cleaner

» CLR Calcium, Lime, Rust Cleaner

» Seventh Generation Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner, emerald cypress & fir

» Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day lavender bathroom cleaner

» Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day basil bathroom spray

» Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day lavender bathroom spray

» LIME-A-WAY lime, calcium, rust cleaner

» Attitude Daily Shower Eco-cleaner

Bathroom: Top 10 lowest-ranked products
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This list has the worse of the 60.3 percent that received F's for safe bathroom products.

Many of these products received a failing grade for their aquatic toxicity and skin irritations.

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» Drano Professional Strength Foamer Clog Remover

» Clorox Commercial Solutions Tilex Soap Scum Remover & Disinfectant

» Clorox Commercial Solutions Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach

» Drano Commercial Line Max build up remover

» Drano Commercial Line Max clog remover

» Drano Commercial Line Max dual force foam

» Drano Commercial Line Snake Plus

» Toilet Duck automatic toilet bowl cleaner

» Scrubbing Bubbles vanish continuous clean drop-ins toilet bowl cleaner

» Scrubbing Bubbles extend-a-clean mega shower foamer

Dishwashing: Top 10 highest-ranked products
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There were six dishwashing products that received A's. The following are listed along with four B-rated products.

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» Seven Generation Automatic Dishwasher powder, free & clear

» Seven Generation Automatic Dishwasher detergent concentrated pacs, free & clear

» Whole Foods Market liquid dish soap, unscented

» Green Shiled Organic Squeez Automatic Dishwasher liquid detergent, lemongrass

» The Honest Co. honest auto dishwasher gel, free & clear

» Better Life DISH IT OUT natural dish liquid, unscented

» Ecover ZERO automatic dishwasher powder

» The Honest Co. honest dishwasher pods

» Ecover Automatic Dishwasher powder

» Whole Foods 365 everyday value automatic dishwasher detergent, citrus

Dishwashing: Top 10 lowest-ranked products
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Some of these dishwashing products may be used to clean plates and silverware.

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» Cascade dishwasher detergent powder with Dawn, fresh

» Clorox commercial solutions SOS pot and pan detergent

» Mrs. Meyer's clean day lemon verbena liquid dish soap

» FINISH jet-dry rinse agent

» FINISH glass magic hardwater performance booster

» Cascade dishwashing detergent gel with Dawn, fresh

» Biokleen dishwash liquid, lemon tyme

» FINISH dishwasher detergent gel, lemon

» Seventh Generation automatic dishwashing gel, lemon

» The worst of these dishwashing products according to the guide is Palmolive Eco + Gel Dishwasher Detergent, lemon splash. It contains benzene, sulfuric acid and titanium dioxide all of which have been linked to cancer.

Floor care: Top 10 highest-ranked products
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In cleaners for floor care only 3.5 percent received A's, but zero products received a B-rating.

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» Simple Green Naturals carpet care

» Simple Green Naturals floor care

» Martha Stewart clean carpet stain remover

» Martha Stewart clean wood floor cleaner

» Aussan Natural floor cleaner concentrate

» Bissell OxyGen2

» Wipex Natural Wipes floor wipes with floral rosemary & vinegar

» Swiffer WetJet antibacterial cleaner with Febreze, citrus & light

» Spot Shot carpet stain and odor eliminator

» Attitude Floor surfaces tiles & wood eco cleaner

The last of the five listed received a C-rating.

Floor care: Top 10 lowest-ranked products
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These products have noted to be harmful for the places children and pets crawl around on.

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» Quick Shine floor finish floor cleaner

» Spot Shot professional instant carpet stain remover spray

» Carpet Fresh carpet stain and odor remover

» Clorox wet pre-moistened floor wipes

» Clorox ReadyMop advanced floor cleaner, orange energy

» Formula 409 carpet spot and stain remover aerosol spray

» Pledge commercial line 4-in-1 wood floor cleaner spray

» Pledge wipes, lemon

» S.C. Johnson one step no buff wax fine wood floor care has poor ratings because for its ingredients related to cancer causing and respiratory problems.

» Amway Carpet & upholstery cleaner/shampoo received a F-rating for not disclosing their ingredients.

Furniture: Top 10 highest-ranked products
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This category also didn't have any B-rated products and only a few products made it to A ratings.

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» Martha Stewart clean wood floor cleaner

» Aussan Natural nursery odor eliminator

» LA's Totally Awesome power oxygen base cleaner

» Earth Friendly Products eco breeze fabric refresher, lemongrass

» Orange Glo hardwood floor everyday cleaner

» Bissell OxyGen2

» BlueMagic Leather & vinyl cleaner

» Wipex natural wipes furniture with orange oil

» OxiClean baby stain remover spray

» Arm & Hammer extra strength odor eliminator for carpet & room

The last six were C-rated products.

Furniture: Top 10 lowest-ranked products
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For all 111 furniture products that were tested, 43 received F's. The worse of the F-rated products are listed below:

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RESOLVE multi-fabric upholstery cleaner received an F for having ingredients that were developmental and reproductive toxic and harmful to the environment.

» Carpet fresh powder

» Clorox stain out

» Febreze fabric refresher, carpet odor eliminator

» Febreze fabric refresher allergen reducer, lightly scented

» Febreze fabric refresher

» Pledge commercial line 4-in-1 wood floor cleaner spray

» Pledge wipes, lemon

» Shout citrus action liquid laundry stain remover

» Amway carpet & room deodorizer received a failing grade for not disclosing it's ingredients.

Kitchen: Top 10 highest-ranked products
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The kitchen is usually the gathering place for social activities and for the family to get together. It can also be the gathering place for many harmful cleaning products. Only two cleaners received an A-rating.

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» Green Shield organic all-purpose cleaner degreaser, fresh

» Whole Foods Market green MISSION organic all-purpose spray cleaner and degreaser, lemon zest

» Green Shield organic kitchen cleaner, received a B-rating.

» Aussan Natural oven & BBQ grill cleaner

» Caldrea lavender pine countertop cleanser

» Caldrea sea salt neroli countertop cleanser

» Caldrea mandarin vetiver countertop cleanser

» Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Iowa pine countertop spray

» EASY-OFF BAM universal degreaser spray

» Legacy of Clean kitchen concentrated all-purpose cleaner, refill received a D-rating for not disclosing all of it's ingredients and for chronic aquatic toxicity, according to Environmental Working Group.

Kitchen: Top 10 lowest-ranked products
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Some of these harmful ingredients may be seeping into the food or onto the dishes used in the kitchen. Listed below is the worst of all the kitchen cleaners.

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» Simple Green stone cleaner

» Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day basil countertop spray

» Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day lemon verbena countertop spray

» Hope's premium home care counter top polish

» Clorox commercial solutions formula 409
cleaner degreaser disinfectant

» Clorox disinfecting kitchen cleaner

» Simple Green heavy-duty cleaner and degreaser

» Simple Green stone wipes

» Simple Green stone polish

» Amway oven & grill cleaner received an F for not relaying the ingredients.

Laundry: Top 10 highest-ranked products
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Fortunately there are 21 products that consumers can choose from that are rated safe, according to Environmental Working Group.

All of these products received an A-rating.

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» OxiClean laundry baby stain soaker

» Seventh Generation natural powder laundry detergent, white flower & bergamot citrus

» Arm & Hammer super washing soda detergent booster & household cleaner

» Green Shield organic laundry detergent, free & clear

» Green Shield Fabric Softener, lavender mint

» LA's Totally Awesome power oxygen base cleaner

» Green Shield organic laundry detergent, HE Elite Care, Free & Clear

» Green Shield Organic Laundry Detergent, HE Elite Care, Lavender

» Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value 2X Concentrated Laundry Detergent, Lavender

» Rit Laundry Treatment Rust Remover

Laundry: Top 10 lowest-ranked products
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However, there are 341 laundry products that have been ranked as harmful for the environment that could end up at home.

Listed are the 10 worse-ranked laundry products.

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» Gain 2X Ultra Liquid Detergent with Oxibooster, Icy Fresh Fizz

» Gain Ultra Liquid Detergent with Touch of Softness, Cotton Fresh

» Gain Ultra Liquid Detergent plus a Touch of Softness, Simply Fresh

» Gain Ultra Powdered Detergent, Floral Fusion

» Gain Ultra Powdered Detergent, Island Fresh

» Gain Ultra Powdered Detergent, Ocean Escape

» Gain Ultra Powdered Detergent, Original

» Gain Ultra Powdered Detergent, Spring Lavender

» Gain 2X Ultra Soothing Sensations Liquid Detergent, Vanilla Orchid Mellow

» Tide ultra powder detergent, original received an F-rating for having ingredients that ranked of high concern for developmental & reproductive toxicity.

Other: Top 10 highest-ranked products
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The two products that received the highest rating in the "other" category are geared for dog and cat lovers. The rest of the products landed C-, D- and F-ratings.

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» Aussan Natural cat odor eliminator

» Aussan Natural dog odor eliminator

» Better Life 2am MIRACLE Nursery Cleaner

» Aussan Natural oven & bbq grill cleaner

» Earth Friendly Products Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish

» EASY-OFF Stainless Steel Cleaner

» Nature's Miracle Stain and Odor Remover

» Caldrea Ginger Pomelo Stainless Steel Spray

» Arm & Hammer by Munchkin All-Purpose Nursery Wipes

» Arm & Hammer by Munchkin Pacifier Wipes

Other: Top 10 lowest-ranked products
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There were 29 products that landed an F in the other category.

The various EASY-OFF products listed below raised concern for asthma/respiratory and some even have moderate concern for ingredients that are linked to cancer.

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» EASY-OFF Professional Oven & Grill Cleaner

» EASY-OFF Professional Oven and Grill Cleaner Aerosol

» EASY-OFF Professional Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish

» RESOLVE Pet Stain Spot Carpet Cleaner

» Simple Green Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish

» Spot Shot PetClean Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator Spray

» DampRid Mildew Stain Remover Plus Blocker

» biokleen Bac-Out Stain & Odor Eliminator Foaming Action Sprayer

» Weiman stainless steel cleaner & polish aerosol spray

» Tarn-X Tarnish Remover received an F for having ingredients such as thiourea and surfactants which both have aquatic toxicity among other concerns.

Where was your favorite product?
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Were your favorite cleaning products on the highest ranked or lowest ranked list? Will you use those products again? Add your comments below.

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