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Study Finds Common Cleaning Products Fail Safety Testing

Before you wash another load of laundry or scrub a pile of dishes, keep reading. Women’s Voices for the Earth launched a new report called “Deep Clean” in which the non-profit organization graded four…

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The Dirty Dozen Cleaning Products

It is easy to overlook cleaning products as the culprit behind health problems. After all, they are improving the cleanliness of our homes, aren't they? According to the Environmental Working Group (E…

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Walmart to Phase Out 10 Toxic Chemicals

Walmart announced on Thursday, September 12 that cosmetics and cleaning product suppliers will be required to eliminate ten toxic chemicals from their products if they want them to be sold in Walmart …

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Exposed: Cancer-Causing Toxins Found in Air Fresheners

If you have been following my “EXPOSED” blog series you’re familiar with phthalates found in so-called “air-fresheners.” You know then that these toxic ingredients are linked with abnormally-developed…

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Exposed: Is Your Child’s Classroom Toxic?

When you consider that children spend almost as much time at school as they do at home, it’s imperative that the environment be a healthy one—or at least, a non-toxic one.  This is particularly true w…

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5 Ways to Clean Up the Air at School

  by Katy Farber, Moms Clean Air Force School is in full swing now.  I have been pretending that it isn’t really happening because I know, as a teacher, once I go back, I hit the ground r…

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Are Concentrated Cleaning Products Better for the Earth?

By Cris Carl, Hometalk There are few downsides to using concentrated cleaning products, especially if you want to reduce your carbon footprint. The use of concentrated products is generally a…

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Whole Foods Launches Rating System For Cleaning Products

Just in time for Earth Day, Whole Foods Market introduced its Eco-Scale rating system to help shoppers make smarter, greener choices for their homes and the planet. Everyone wants their home to b…

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Are Green Cleaning Products Really Safe?

by Caryn Colgan, Networx As concern for the environment and home safety increases, consumers are demanding non-toxic cleaning solutions more than ever before. Jumping on the environmental bandw…

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Guide to Cleaning Product Labels

When we clean our homes, is it best to use antibacterial, disinfectant or sanitizing cleaners?  What’s the difference between those labels?  Is it better to use one in the kitchen and another in the b…

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