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Detox Your Dorm: Top 10 Nontoxic Tips for College Freshmen

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Easy (free!) rules: You can minimize toxic chemicals in your dorm by following two super simple rules:

  • Leave your shoes at the door
  • Open a window for at least 10 minutes a day.

Leaving your shoes at the door can cut your lead dust levels by 60 percent, and also reduce your exposure to pesticides, dust mites, and more. Opening a window for five minutes every day is a†simple action that significantly lowers levels of indoor air pollutants.

This post was originally published by MomsRising.


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12:23AM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

Thanks for sharing this article

11:19AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012


9:06AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Very useful, thank you!

5:54AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

A mother of one student bought her daughter a whole new dinner service when she went to uni. More money than sense.

5:11AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012


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12:44PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

really don't think 10 pages was necessary, but thanks.

12:05PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

It's pretty good advice for the dorm or any home.

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