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Living in a Chemical Soup Indiana: Detox Your Home Room by Room

Find alternatives to harmful everday household products. How do pesticides, air fresheners, fragrance, laundry products, dry cleaning, cosmetics and others affect health? Let's talk about safer alternatives. (Not affiliated with any business.)

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Comment by Bill Silva on January 4, 2012 at 1:11pm

Reduce the amount of gases, refrigerants, and fluids to perform commercial and residential tasks. This will reduce maintenance and replacements. This will put more money in the pocket and reduce harm on the environment. Contact me at hihosfoa@hotmail

Comment by Bill Silva on January 4, 2012 at 1:07pm

Do laundry with neither hot water nor detergent. Contact me if interested.

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Comment by Katrina Oakley on June 3, 2011 at 6:55am

In the Kitchen: Take the toxins out of your water! Use a solid carbon block water filter. Filter your own tap water and stop purchasing bottled water! A water filter in your home will give your family safe drinking water without adding more trash to our environment.

We all know bottled water is convenient, but the cost to the environment is astounding! Watch this video and see what bottled water does to our environment.

Comment by Bill Silva on July 24, 2009 at 7:00pm
I just received the information from my manufacturer about The Ugly Truth about former Miss America Susan Jeske's terrible experience with chemicals in beauty products. Our company now has chemical free organic skin products.
Comment by Bill Silva on July 17, 2009 at 11:10pm
FYI! Chlorine and bleach are examples of bad VOC's.
Comment by Bill Silva on July 17, 2009 at 11:06pm
I have heard and read that LSL has caused macular degenerative problems. My mom's doctor told her that could have been part of the problem.
Comment by Lynn a on January 14, 2009 at 3:38pm
Hi Cara, I don't know about this ingredient but have seen the hype surrounding it on the internet and shampoo bottles. I use a couple of online tools to search ingredients like the ones you've mentioned. The EWG says it's low hazard. Seems more like playing on beliefs or fears than grounded in fact.

http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/list?tbl=Tbl...

http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=706089


http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=706110


Treehugger.com looked into and calls it an Eco-myth.

Thanks for the comment and sorry for the delay.
Comment by Cara Stallsmith on November 21, 2008 at 7:05pm
I try to use only pure, natural and organic personal care products, and I've noticed that many of them boast "no lauryl/laureth sulfates", which sounds like a good thing. I'm wondering, though, what exactly are lauryl/laureth sulfates, and what do they do that is bad - anybody know?
Comment by Lynn a on November 13, 2008 at 4:11pm
Hi Eric, I've spent the morning reading about polyurethane (memory foam). It's no doubt comfortable but you're asking a good question. What about health effects? It's made from plastic...which is a petrochemical. It's very flammable, too, so some have PBDE fire retardants in them, too. They're very dense and don't breathe very well, making some people sweat a lot on them. They break down quickly and the dust is breathed in.

Dr. Anderson tested a mattress made from polyurethane covered in vinyl. It was the one that released VOC's and caused the most respiratory irritation in mice.

There have been many reports of all kinds of symptoms erupting from memory foam product consumers, leading me to believe it's the same old story. It is a risk and there are safer options, ones that rarely cause health problems in people.

The manufacturers say the new mattresses have a smell which has been described as a paint smell. It disappears after a couple of days, they say. Some people have said the smell never went away, making me think their bodies just weren't getting along with the plastic foam. :)

It is a risky choice for mattress materials and there are safer options, in my opinion. If you cover it with a few layers, you're minimizing the contact. In the future, testing materials is the way to go. Get a small sample of the stuff. Smell it. If it's releasing VOC's, it'll have a chemical smell. Put in on your skin and see how your skin feels after a couple of nights. Breathe it in. When you think of all that, it's not something I want on my skin, nor in my lungs
Comment by Eric Stallsmith on November 13, 2008 at 11:52am
do you know anything about the memory foam matresses? Do they offgas?

I sleep on one and it is very very comfortable, but is it harmful?
 

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