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▣ Mom Needs Protection, Too

posted by David on April 1st, 2011 at 3:19 PM

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It's time to do a little spring cleaning. Here's all the motivation you will need to clean out all of the dangerous products beneath your kitchen sink or in your cleaning-supply closet.  Last month we reported about acutely dangerous ingredients in household cleaning products. Kids have mistakenly swallowed ammonia, bleach and lye and detergents, leading to tens of thousands of traumatic emergency room visits. We should rightfully be very concerned about our children’s health. But families are not just children—parental health is important, too. Moms in particular are exposed almost daily to cleaners and their chemical ingredients. Here are some important facts moms need to know about, to protect their own health.

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▣ How Saying “No” to This Single Household Cleaner Ingredient Can Help Save Orangutans and Rainforests

posted by David on January 27th, 2011 at 2:05 PM

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Choose your household cleaners carefully, because there’s more at stake than a clean home. Your choice of cleaners has a direct impact on our rainforests—and the rare species that live there. Did you know that buying just any so-called eco-friendly cleaner could actually do more harm than good to our environment? That you could actually do something to save an orangutan with your household cleaning purchase? Listen to the startling news that many well-intentioned shoppers have not yet heard. It starts with palm oil.

 

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▣ How to Kick the Oil Habit with Earth Friendly Products

posted by David on July 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 AM

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Let’s put some muscle into our nontoxic cleaning and patriotism by doing the green thing by David Steinman

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▣ The Triclosan Myth

posted by David on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:26 AM

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The FDA found no evidence that those using antibacterial products in their homes were healthier than those using soap and water.

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▣ Clean as a Whistle, but What About That Wheeze?

posted by David on July 3rd, 2010 at 12:08 AM

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The Link Between Household Cleaners and Asthma

 

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▣ STEP #18 Buy Petroleum-free Cleaning Products

posted by David on July 2nd, 2010 at 11:04 PM

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Excerpted from 50 Simple Steps to Kick Our Oil Habit by the Green Patriot Working Group

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▣ Did You Know Clotheslines are Illegal in Some States?

posted by David on September 9th, 2009 at 1:35 PM

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I found this story both delightful and disturbing....

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