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Your House: The Most Toxic Places

Health & Wellness  (tags: toxic house, home toxins, germs, household chemicals, green alternatives )

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Discover what areas of your house harbor unseen dangers. Good links to explore each place identified along with hints on how to detoxify. A must read!


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RC deWinter (418)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 3:26 am
Plenty of good info here...some of the places explored and explained might not have occurred to many of us. I learned a lot - especially about mattresses.

Dolores H (2)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 5:19 am
Great article along with great links. I was most disturbed about dry cleaning. Unfortunately, I do have a few pieces of clothing that require dry cleaning ( I try to avoid purchasing such items). Found out that the closest shop that offers less toxic alternatives is 55 miles away. I'm going to have to chat with my local dry cleaning place.

Gayle M (444)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 6:03 am
As I have had environmental illness (aka Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) due to toxic exposures, I am glad more people are becoming aware of this issue. Thank you for posting this, Cate.

Joycey B (750)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 6:19 am
Thank you so much for this informative article Cate. It is most helpful.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 6:29 am
thanks cate, noted...:)

RC deWinter (418)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 6:46 am
Dolores, I'm lucky. My dry cleaner uses some kind of green cleaning process that is much more people-and-environmentally friendly than traditional methods. You might suggest they look into this. Here's the link to the GreenEarth Process from their website:

RC deWinter (418)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 6:50 am
Welcome to GreenEarth Cleaning

Here's the direct link to finding an environmentally-friendly cleaner near you: Locate A GreenEarth Cleaner Near You

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 7:35 am

That's exactly why I avoid housecleaning! LOL

Thanks, Cate.

Marian E (152)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 10:47 am

The info about mattresses was an eye opener! Thank you Cate.

Elle J (276)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 12:57 pm
Great Article Cate. I have a sleep number mattress and it didn't mention that so I guess I am safe. It is important to me to find alternatives because I do have asthma that seems to worsen during certainly times of the year. I did find an alternative to moth balls. Cedar chunks for closets, drawers and any other place you would need a moth repelent. By the way, when I was a child I ate a moth ball. Explains a lot, doesn't it? LOL

Goddess Lozz (213)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 1:36 pm
Very informative, thanks Cate.

Jillyanne Michelle Cape (718)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 1:42 pm
Thank you!

serge vrabec (278)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 2:38 pm
Great Info. on one of the most important subjects of OUR time and how to protect youself from it, "Gov't and Corp. Toxification of the person and family thru voluntary participation." There is enough info. even on the mainstream where everyone should be getting this by now, take personal responsibility for your and your familys health or not.The EPA and FDA,etc. have FAILED in protecting OUR health. They are heavily influenced by Big Pharma., etc. and have also fallen victim to our apathy and long hours at the "office"and of course the good ole TV, forever "everywhere"to make sure we stay asleep and uninformed. Thx Cate!

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 2:59 pm
Thank you Cate/great article. People think I am loopy but I prefer the open windows to a/c and nothing goes on my lawn.

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Sunday June 29, 2008, 4:20 pm
Thankyou Cate ! Great info .

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Sunday June 29, 2008, 6:53 pm
Thank you

Linda H (199)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 7:07 pm
Thanks,Cate! Great Information!

Estella Ameigh (22)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 7:57 pm
Thanks Cate.

Denice G (45)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 8:18 pm
Thanks Cate, interesting and helpful.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 8:47 pm
Thanks for this submission Cate. Yes, it is true that most people live around a toxic soup of chemicals.

Everything from pvc pipes and plywood that offgases chemicals like formaldehyde.

We haven't even started on regular household cleaning supplies like bleach and ammonia.

Everything in your house can be replaced with a natural alternative. It's not a new age way of livin' like my dear aunt Bernadette says but it's how we used to live.

We weren't making ourselves sick either.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 8:52 pm
Anyone interested in going further on green, organic living needs to pick up the ' Green Living' book written by the folks at e-magazine. It's available at your public library but I highly recommend you buy a copy for yourself.

Jeannine P (44)
Tuesday July 1, 2008, 1:47 am
awesome, noted thank u!

Marianna Padolsky (33)
Tuesday July 1, 2008, 8:38 am
Thanx Cate.People need to be more aware.

pete O (242)
Friday July 4, 2008, 2:44 am
Thanks Cate !! Im off to repeatably wash me hands now lol
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