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Natural, non-toxic DIY cleaning products you can make on a budget

5/26/2015 - For many of us, spring means giving the whole house a good scrub. These days' supermarkets are providing a wide range of cleaning products which all promise to make life easier and tackle dirt in a matter of seconds. While these options may seem convenient and effective, most people don't realize...

Apartment where Dallas Ebola patient stayed left contaminated as cleaning company stalled by permit issues

10/4/2014 - With an Ebola pandemic only steps away from unleashing hell in America, its government red tape that's keeping a hazardous waste cleanup crew from disinfecting Thomas Eric Duncan's Dallas apartment. Forced to abide by permit rules, the hazardous waste cleanup crew is waiting to remove sheets, clothes...

Clean your floors without store-bought chemicals - non-toxic cleaning recipe and instructions

9/4/2014 - Our floors are the largest surface area in our homes that require regular cleaning. If we use chemicals, we breathe them in day and night until they dissipate. There is no need to add to our indoor air pollution when we can use simple and handy, homemade cleaning solutions. Wood, bamboo, and laminate...

Green cleaning tips: Don't use lemon juice

4/9/2013 - The first step to green cleaning is to get rid of all the toxic stuff from under your sink. The chemical nightmare that is in many people's cupboards is often highly toxic to humans and pets. Plus, you'd need a round of WHMIS training just to be sure you don't mix the wrong stuff together and cause...

South Carolina mother billed for street cleaning, vehicle removal after undocumented immigrant kills her son in drunk driving accident

7/7/2012 - A South Carolina mother has had to cover the costs associated with cleanup after an undocumented immigrant living in the area struck and killed her son while driving drunk. WYFF4.com in Greenville reports that Loretta Robinson was billed for the towing and storage of her son Justin's car, as well as...

Benefits of using green cleaning products and making homemade cleaners

5/27/2012 - Synthetic household products contain harmful chemicals that react with ozone from the air, creating toxins like formaldehyde. The inside of homes contain around two to five times as many of common chemical pollutants than areas outside of homes, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Considering...

Clean your home naturally

6/18/2011 - Most commercial cleaning products contain hazardous chemicals. These days, it seems like there is a different cleaning product available for each room in the house, not to mention product-specific drain cleaners, toilet cleaners, glass cleaners and cleaning products for just about every item you can...

Dry cleaning is hazardous to health, the environment and personal budget

12/21/2010 - It may seem hard to believe that the first dry cleaning operation opened in France in 1845; today dry cleaning services seem to be everywhere. When many people buy clothing, they don't give much thought to the "dry clean only" tag; many business clothes, uniforms, and outerwear require this type of...

Scented household cleaning products filled with hazardous toxins

11/30/2010 - Consumer cleaning products like laundry detergents, all-purpose sprays, dish soaps, and scrub sponges often smell like pleasant things found in nature, but their ingredients typically tell a different story. According to a new study out of the University of Washington (UW), many scented cleaning products...

Household Cleaning Products could be Making You Sick

8/26/2010 - Perhaps you have had a sudden headache or became nauseous for no apparent reason while cleaning and wondered why; perchance your body is trying to tell you something is wrong with the indoor air you are breathing. Indoor air is much more polluted than outside air. Doctors have finally realized that...

Greenology, a truly organic brand of cleaning products

6/2/2010 - The natural cleaning products industry is chock full of products that allege to be clean and green, but which ones actually contain ingredients that are healthy, safe and effective? One company, Greenology, has devoted itself to creating household products that are organically-grown, free of hazardous...

Orange TKO review: An amazing natural cleaner that's safe for family and environment

4/20/2010 - By now, most NaturalNews readers have realized that mainstream household cleaning products are filled with toxic chemicals. Typical household cleaners, including window cleaners, bathroom tile cleaners, toilet cleaners and kitchen cleaning products, are frequently loaded with toxic chemicals. These...

Heal Yourself in 15 Days by Cleaning Up Your Skin Exposure (Part Ten)

2/25/2010 - Continuing with our 15-day self healing series, today we focus on cleaning up your skin exposures. By "skin exposures," I mean all the things your skin comes into contact with... and the sheer quantity of those things will probably surprise you. But first, let's get something out of the way that's...

Window cleaning chemical injected into fast food hamburger meat

1/5/2010 - If you're in the beef business, what do you do with all the extra cow parts and trimmings that have traditionally been sold off for use in pet food? You scrape them together into a pink mass, inject them with a chemical to kill the e.coli, and sell them to fast food restaurants to make into hamburgers. That's...

School Cleaning Supplies Emit Toxic Fumes Into Classroom Air

1/1/2010 - A report conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that in 13 different California school districts, maintenance crews are using cleaning supplies that emit more than 450 different toxins into the air, many of which trigger asthma and lead to cancer. The districts were chosen carefully...

Cleaning Products in Hospitals Cause Respiratory Problems in Staff and Patients

4/22/2009 - A pilot study conducted by Massachusetts researchers reveals that cleaning fluids used in hospitals may pose health risks to both staff and patients. The study, conducted at the Massachusetts Lowell Sustainable Hospitals Program and published on March 27th in the journal Environmental Health, examined...

Ear Candling is Effective and Safe for Cleaning the Ear Canal

12/9/2008 - It is thought that the Egyptians were the first to invent the technique of ear candling, not only for physically cleaning out the ears but for spiritual cleansing as well. They believed that ear candling opened and cleared the spirit centers and refreshed their auras. More recently, ear candling has...

Chemicals in Household Cleaning Products Linked to Asthma, Allergies

10/8/2008 - Exposure to household cleaning products during pregnancy and early life makes children more likely to develop asthma. Research has already proven that a young child's risk of acquiring asthma increases if their early life lacks viruses, bacteria and endotoxins (pathogen products). This is called the...

Common Dry Cleaning Chemicals Pose a Cancer Risk

6/5/2008 - When you drive home after picking up your clothes from the dry cleaners do you sometimes notice a faint chemical smell on the clothes? More than likely your garments were cleaned with dangerous chemicals that could harm the workers, the environment and the air in your home. Even wearing dry cleaned...

CEO of Seventh Generation explains the benefits of natural cleaning products to health and home

7/31/2006 - Mike: Hello, everyone. Thanks for joining me. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here talking with Jeffrey Hollender, the president and one of the founders of Seventh Generation. This is a brand that you will probably recognize very well as offering green home products. How would you describe the...

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