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This Laundry Detergent Turns Your Clothes Into Smog-Eating Machines


Green Lifestyle  (tags: greenliving, greenproducts, green, environment, clothing, detergents, fighting pollution, eco-friendly, coolstuff, protection, sustainable, technology, design, clothing )

Cal
- 155 days ago - takepart.com
There's a new weapon in the fight against eye-watering, lung-clogging, planet-warming air pollution: your clothes.



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AniMae Chi (434)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 2:38 pm
Thank you for supporting limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants today.
6,032 signatures

Thanx Cal
 

Edo R. (71)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 3:49 pm
Thanks for sharing!
 

Bojan Kunstelj (22)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:02 pm
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Lois Jordan (58)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 6:35 pm
Noted. Interesting. Thanks, Cal.
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 6:53 pm
Interesting...wonder if it's as good+safe as it sounds. Thx Cal
 

Stevie A. (10)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 7:57 pm
Thank-you very much for this interesting information, Cal
 

Billie C. (2)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 8:52 pm
what does it do to your skin? what happens when you wash the clothes?
 

Geoff P. (28)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 9:28 pm
I wonder how many would take that for gospel.Not many surely.
 

A F. (132)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 9:30 pm
thank you, and spammer flagged
 

Arild Warud (170)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 2:29 am
Signed,TY Cal.
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 5:45 am
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 6:50 am
Perhaps think twice here. as titanium dioxide has a variety of uses, as it is odorless and absorbent. This mineral is found in many products, ranging from paint to food to cosmetics. and concern has arisen from studies that have pointed to titanium dioxide as a carcinogen and photocatalyst. Personally, it's safe unless you are a worker in an industrial setting and breath vast amounts, but I think any form form of mineral or mineral extract, including titanium dioxide, that we should be concerned about is ultrafine or nano particles.
 

Donna G. (38)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 12:35 pm
I don't live in a smog-laden area. So, this detergent additive is something that I would not need. However, if the industry determines that we do indeed need this additive, would that mean that the alternatives industry would start marketing titanium dioxide-free detergent at a significantly higher price?
 

Birgit W. (152)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 1:41 pm
I am going to pass as I would not trust it. We don't know what kind of side effects it might have for us.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 1:56 pm
This sounds just great and the "unscented" part is for me a deal maker, not a deal breaker. I can't stand perfumes in detergents. I can't even stand Tide's supposedly unscented powder - it is full of perfumes enough to gag a maggot . I do, however, alas, agree that caution is needed.
 

Debra G. (0)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 4:45 pm
Titanium dioxide, along with zinc, are the safest ingredients in sunscreen (not the oxybenzones). So I don't think there's anything dangerous about the detergent.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 5:22 pm
Thanks.
 

Peggy Peters (2)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 6:44 pm
Innovative but I have 2 concerns: 1. Is it sold in the United States?
2. Is it affordable?


 

Magdalena J. (68)
Friday July 25, 2014, 12:57 am
Thank you.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (44)
Friday July 25, 2014, 1:34 am
Noted. Thanks for the article!
 

Tanya W. (55)
Friday July 25, 2014, 4:23 am
No smog where I live but thsnks
 

Stella Gambardella (185)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 12:58 am
Vivendo in città con l'inquinamento dello smog costantemente in casa oltre che fuori, ho trovato l'articolo estremamente interessante ed utile, grazie per la condivisione.
 
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