Get the Real Dirt on Clean!

Thursday, November 01, 2007
By Sara Moore
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Is your house really clean? All those products you’ve been using may actually be doing more harm than good due to their toxic ingredients. How? Did you know that:

• Over 90% of poison exposure happens at home
• Common cleaners give off fumes that can potentially increase the risk of kids developing asthma which is the most common chronic childhood disease
• Common chlorine bleach is the #1 household chemical involved in poisoning

Find out how toxic the brands you are currently using by logging onto householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/ingredients.htm. Search by brand or chemical ingredients to find out their health hazards. Here are some ingredients you may want to read up on:

• Sodium hydroxide
• Hydrochloric acid
• Butyl cellosolve
(22-Butoxyethanol)
• Formaldehyde
• Bleach (sodium hypochlorite)
• Ammonia
• Sulfamic acid
• Petroleum distillates
• Sulfuric acid
• Lye (potassium hydroxide)
• Morpholine

Here are some great tips from our friends at Shaklee to getting your home clean and healthy.

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Safe and healthy things you can let into your house:
• Open your windows to reduce indoor air pollution and to get fresh air.
• Use essential oils instead of air fresheners.
• Plants can absorb harmful gases and help clean the air.
• Sleep on organic cotton bedding instead of standard bedding, which is treated with chemicals.
• Get floors made of recycled and renewable resources.
• Choose low VOC paint.

Make the earth healthier for everyone with these products:

• Compact fluorescent lights last much longer.
• Energy Star-rated appliances saves money and energy.
• A low-flush toilet cuts water use by one-fifth.
• Low-flow showerheads uses the same pressure, but less water.
• Gray water systems recycle used household water for your lawn.
• Tankless water heaters save money, energy, and space in the broom closet.

Visit Shaklee.com to get your home healthy with Get Clean products.


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