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Dry Cleaning Alternatives

Standard dry cleaning practices involve the use of the chemical perchloroethylene (perc or PCE) in the liquid solvent used to remove stains.† Both short-term and long-term inhalation exposure to perc …

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W is for Wash in Cold Water

If all the households in the U.S. switched from hot-hot cycle to warm-cold, we could save the energy comparable to 100,000 barrels of oil a day. 12 more energy-saving laundry tips. What other "W"-t…

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H is for Hang Dry

Get a clothesline or rack to dry your clothes by the air. Your wardrobe will maintain color and fit, and you'll save money. Read about the virtues of hanging your clothes out to dry. What other "H"…

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Letting It All Hang Out: The Clothesline Wars

It seems like one of the simplest of household tasks Ė hanging out the laundry to dry. But this simple task has received quite a bit of controversy. The politics of laundry drying is the subject of a…

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Remove Ink Stains Naturally

Not all of us can pull off the pocket-protector look, and for those of us who can't--we end up with the occasional ink stain. Some people swear by toxic stain removers or bleach, but if you lean towar…

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Battle the Top 10 Germ Hot Spots

If we could take a tour of our homes wearing germ-vision goggles, we might be reluctant to re-enter after running out the door screaming as if we'd just escaped from the world's creepiest haunted …

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Natural Laundry Solutions

By the time laundry day comes around, youíre probably more concerned with cleaning your sonís Spider-Man jammies and your daughterís favorite purple shirt than you are with the chemicals swirling arou…

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The Good, the Green and the Ugly: Laundry Detergents

The laundry room was once my Waterloo. Faced with three infants who refused bibs yet ate with gusto, an ancient machine that seemed to wash dirt into clothes, and brightly-colored somethings that inev…

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A Perc You’ll Be Happy to Lose: Clean and Green Dry Cleaning

Say goodbye to your perchloroethylene, the nasty carcinogen used in the dry cleaning process. Perc is known to harm both dry cleaner employees and their neighbors, causing headaches; nausea; neurologi…

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Green Girl Maneuvers Messiness

I think that it is time to admit something to you. Something that I am not proud of. I, Lily Berthold-Bond, am a very messy girl. I simply cannot be clean. My laundry piles up, my dishes donít get…

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