The NY Times has an article titled “Cleaner for the Environment, Not for the Dishes” about how green products, esepcially cleaning products, might be viewed by some consumers as not doing as well a job.  I think the article adequately points out the benefits of less toxic products like better public health and less freshwater pollution.  I think the article could go even further in exploring this statement: “Yet the new products can run up against longtime habits and even cultural concepts of cleanliness.”