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Additives Soaps and Surfactants
Additives Soaps and Surfactants
Surfactants are chemicals added to detergents to help cleaning function and bubble formation but they are also contaminating our marine environment and posing a threat…...
Chemicals and Pollutants in Cleaning Agents
Chemicals and Pollutants in Cleaning Agents
We all buy cleaning products to make our home cleaner, fresher, brighter – but at what price? Check out which toxic chemical culprits could be lurking under your…...
Electrical Goods and Pollution in the Home
Electrical Goods and Pollution in the Home
By considering the way you buy, use, and dispose of electrical goods, you can help cut down pollution in the home and improve your health and that of the environment....
Flame-Retardant Furniture
Flame-Retardant Furniture
All furniture is by law protected with flame retardants. But there is mounting concern about the damage that some of the chemicals can do to our health and the…...
Green Alternatives to Carpets
Green Alternatives to Carpets
There are many reasons why carpets are not a good choice in terms of their environmental impact, and we would do well to consider green alternatives....
Green Cleaning Products
Green Cleaning Products
Green cleaning products are those which have as little harmful impact as possible on the environment and which are safe for humans, animals, and wildlife. Here’s why…...
Harmful Chemicals in Babies Dummies
Harmful Chemicals in Babies Dummies
Two chemicals used for babies dummies and bottles are concerning parents due to their potentially damaging health effects....
Household Cleaners and Detergents
Household Cleaners and Detergents
As we clean and polish our homes, we could be coating every surface in a fine layer of toxins just by using regular household cleaners and detergents....
Household Dust Contaminants
Household Dust Contaminants
Doing the dusting is a chore. But that doesn’t mean we should put it off, because the average handful of dust could be making us sick....
Natural Odour-Eaters
Natural Odour-Eaters
Every so often we all get nasty odours permeating our house. But don’t be tempted to resort to air fresheners or sprays. Instead, reach for natural odour eaters…...
Rancid Rugs
Rancid Rugs
Gone are the days when the maid would take the rugs outdoors and beat them. But maybe they knew how to right rancid rugs – a skill we may have lost....
Reducing Dust Mites in Your Home
Reducing Dust Mites in Your Home
Dust mites are everywhere, munching their way through the dead skin we shed each day. So what are they, and how do we get rid of them?...
Treacherous Toys
Treacherous Toys
What if your toddler was putting toxic toys into their mouth and ingesting chemicals that could affect his or her long-term health?...
What is in Upholstery Cleaners?
What is in Upholstery Cleaners?
Thinking of washing your sofa? You could be putting your health at risk if you use a regular upholstery cleaning product....
Whiter than White: the Truth about Bleach
Whiter than White: the Truth about Bleach
There’s no good reason to use bleach in our washes - and perhaps we’d be doing the environment a favour if our whites were a little less white....
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