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What You Can Do: 7 Simple Steps to Reduce Your Exposure
Posted By Cassidy On September 10, 2010 @ 1:25 pm In | Comments Disabled
Simple and inexpensive ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and borax can be used in many different ways for effective cleaning. Of course, you can add lavender or other essential oils to safely get the fresh smell you are looking for! Check out our recipes .
If a product does not include ingredients on the label, call the customer service number on the product and ask the company to disclose the ingredients.
Alternatives do exist for many of the chemicals of concern in cleaning products. If your favorite cleaning product contains a chemical of concern, call the manufacturer and let them know you would prefer they use an alternative chemical.
Chemicals in cleaning products can have dangerous reactions with one another. For example, when bleach and ammonia are combined, this mixture creates deadly chloramines fumes!
Contact your congressional representative and ask them to support legislation that would require companies to disclose their product ingredients. Also ask them to support chemical policy reform. For more information go to: www.louisvillecharter.org/
Together, we can make an impact!
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