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Hidden Chemicals in Your Home

November 14th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Here are five common cleaning products you may or may not be aware of ...

November 14th, 2009, 11:14 PM
#2 doesn't make sense to me :confused:

2. Antibacterial Cleaners and Soap
Why: These cleaners contain triclosan, a form of dioxin linked with weakened immune systems, decreased fertility, hormone disruption, and birth defects.

Safer Option: Good old regular soap – the more natural the better. Regular soap kills 99.4 percent of germs while antibacterial soap kills 99.6 percent.

shouldn't we want a higher percentage?

November 15th, 2009, 03:52 PM
Air Fresheners--who would have thunk? :shrug:

Knowing this now, everytime I would spray a room with air freshener, I will start to sneeze crazy for about 5 minutes! :eek:

November 15th, 2009, 03:57 PM
#2 doesn't make sense to me :confused:

shouldn't we want a higher percentage?

But is a .02 better percentage really worth the extra risks :shrug:. Not for me!

Good tips Rainbow :thumbs up. I will definately look for some better environment friendly dishwasher stuff the next time I need it.