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Household Cleaners

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Go through all of your cleaning products and replace them with safer versions.

HOUSEHOLD: All-purpose cleaners, laundry detergent, dishwashing soap.

Cooking and Storage: No teflon, plastic or aluminum. Cook in cast iron or stainless steel. Store in glass. Avoid nonstick pans, don’t cook in the microwave, avoid aluminum-lined (juice, milk subtitutes, broth) boxes, avoid plastic-lined cans (they are
white inside).

What to avoid: PFC (Perfluorinated compounds) and PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) in teflon, stain resistants, microwave popcorn; Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) used in fire retardants, foam, plastic in TVs and computer monitors. Chlorinated phenols found in toilet cleaners. Diethylene glycol found in window cleaners. Phenols found in disinfectants. Nonylphenol ethoxylate found in laundry detergents and all-purpose cleaners. Formaldehyde found in spray and Air Wick deodorizers. Petroleum solvents in floor cleaners. Perchloroethylene in spot remover. Butyl cellosolve, common in all-purpose, window and others.

Flooring: Avoid Stainmaster and Scotchguard. Use baking soda and water to clean carpets.

For more info please visit http://www.greenlivingonline.com/article/six-household-chemicals-avoid

Avoid products with "Warning", "Caution", or "Danger: labels (i.e., cleaning products and pesticides). These labels are there because one or more of the ingredients has the potential for causing serious harm or death.

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HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS: All-purpose cleaners, laundry detergent, dishwashing soap. COOKING AND STORAGE: No teflon, plastic or aluminum. Cook in cast iron or stainless steel. Store in glass. FLOORING: Avoid Stainmaster and Scotchguard. Use baking soda and water to clean carpets.
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