Toxins in Common Household Cleaning Products

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Toxins in Common Household Cleaning Products. It’s a common sight in most households: a cabinet full of colorful bottles that promise to degrease your kitchen, remove soap scum from the shower, or get grass stains out of a shirt. It can seem impossible to sort out what’s dangerous, both to your family and the environment, so below we’ve compiled a list the hazardous chemicals that can be found in household cleaning products.

The Dangers of Household Mold

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The Dangers of Household Mold. Tagged: air quality test kit , clean air , Cleaning , environmental products , green cleaning , green living , health , household products. Cleaning Going Green Green Health Household air quality test kit clean air environmental products green cleaning green living health household productsWhat Is Mold? Mold is the common term used to describe a variety of microscopic fungi that play an important role in breaking down organic material.


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Wild Hamster: The Intriguing Story Behind The Household Pet

Nature Conservancy - Science

A look at the intriguing stories of wild hamsters, including why your pet runs on wheels. Wildlife Mammal Watching Traveling Naturalist

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Zero Waste Household Guide: 12 First Steps

Green (Living) Review

Welcome to 12 First Steps from the Trash Backwards Zero Waste Household Guide. Today we’ll share some basics that address household waste in general; future installments will cover a typical home, room-by-room. Adapt our ideas as necessary for your own household and lifestyle and keep at that one first change until it’s second nature, or until you’re excited to add another. We’ve compiled solutions we’ve put into practice in our own homes over the past three years.

Green Ways to Reduce Your Household Bills

Living Green & Saving Energy

Green Ways to Reduce Your Household Bills. easy green living tip green living how to go green saving money go green save money green and save money save green

India Ends Animal Testing for Household Products


India becomes the second nation in the world to ban animal testing for both cosmetics and household products. Read More The post India Ends Animal Testing for Household Products appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Simple Ways to Save Energy in your Household

Living Green & Saving Energy

It’s said that the average household in the US wastes up to 86 percent of its energy and spends around $2000 a year on bills. This wasted money could pay for a day trip to a theme park for your whole family, a sports event, classy meal or short weekend away. Just by making small, barely noticeable changes to […]. how to go green saving energy saving money going green and save money save energy save money

21% of British households in fuel poverty

Green (Living) Review

Some 21% of households who took part in Legal & General’s MoneyMood survey said they are spending more than 10% of their income on gas and electricity bills, meaning they are classed as being in fuel poverty. Mark Gregory, Legal & General executive director, savings, said: “Any rise in the amount spent on fuel is likely to have a significant impact on how the less well-off households cope with paying bills.”

15 Mindful Household Tips to Stay Green & Get Clean.

Elephant Journal

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Budget still failing poorer households

Green (Living) Review

His measures to reduce and limit the cost of fuel mean that once again we are incentivising people to use their cars while failing to offer alternatives that would provide a transport lifeline to poorer households without access to a car. Charity Sustrans accuses the Chancellor of delivering a disastrous budget which focuses on short term gains to get popular support.

6 Green Living Principles Every Household Should Learn

Environmental News Network

Here are 6 green living principles your household should learn and live by. This can be a source of food available for your household, so you don’t need to buy them when you do your grocery shopping. By: Guest Contributor, Jonathan James More. Image from Flickr. Sometimes, you are presented with too many ideas on how to maintain sustainability in your living space and are unsure which ones are the most effective.

Household Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

A new study in Environmental Engineering Science looks at household appliances that burn natural gas. However, stove tops had much higher emission levels as the burners freely interact with circulating household air. First, attention was drawn to the risks of using candles and air fresheners – with their pleasant scents but less obvious tendencies to emit airborne particles. And now even home appliances might be damaging indoor air quality.

35 Dangerous Household Cleaning Products You Need to Avoid

Green Living Ideas

There is danger under the kitchen and bathroom: here's a report that details 35 Dangerous Household Cleaning Products You Need to Avoid using in your home. The post 35 Dangerous Household Cleaning Products You Need to Avoid appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle chemicals cleaning diy green living healthy home household cleaners

Government must act on household waste mountain

Green (Living) Review

Limiting the amount of waste that households can throw out for nothing could be good news for council tax-payers and the environment, provided recycling schemes are improved, Friends of the Earth said today. " "More recycling doesn't mean more hassle and more sorting - the best collection services are the simplest for householders and the most cost-effective for cash-strapped councils."

Nearly half Europe’s electricity could be produced by households by 2050, study shows

Green (Living) Review

According to calculations by Dutch consultancy CE Delft, households and businesses could meet 45% of the continent’s power demand using their own solar panels and wind turbines. A more granular look at the data shows community projects representing 37% of this 2050 scenario, small businesses make up 39%, households produce 23% and public entities are behind that final 1%.

Household & office items made with repurposed materials

Green (Living) Review

Some great DIY transformations you will just love – I hope… By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Here are couple – well more than just two – of great projects made with repurposed items. Hopefully these clever ideas will inspire you to try similar projects. Be creative! What can you make today? Pencil bin from tin can. This is an easy to make pencil bin and a great deal cheaper – as it is FREE – than the recycled steel ones that you can buy for way too much money.

Top 5 Household Chemicals to Avoid + 10 Awesome Green Cleaning Solutions

Green Living Ideas

Here are the top 5 household cleaners to avoid and 10 ways you can green your cleaning routine, with information reposted from Women's Voice for the Earth. The post Top 5 Household Chemicals to Avoid + 10 Awesome Green Cleaning Solutions appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Home Living chemical exposure cleaning diy homemade cleaning products household chemicals natural cleaning

Unilever challenges UK households to waste less and save more

Green (Living) Review

Unilever uses new research to understand barriers to reducing food waste and help consumers to live more sustainably by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Unilever has launched a nationwide consumer challenge to help UK families lead more sustainable lifestyles and save money on household bills, it was announced recently. They will test practical ways to adapt their daily routines in order to reduce their impact on the environment and cut their household bills.

Gardening boom: One in 3 U.S. households is now growing food

Green (Living) Review

During the past five years there’s been a significant shift toward more Americans growing their own food in home and community gardens, increasing from 36 million households in 2008 to 42 million in 2013. The report found that more households with children participated in food gardening. WILLISTON, Vt.

6 Household Items You Can Upcycle for the Garden

Green (Living) Review

It’s much more satisfying to use an old household item rather than to buy something new, particularly if it would otherwise be destined for the curb. Got a pile of junk destined for the curb? Give it new life as a trellis or planter in the garden. Gardeners are a resourceful bunch, and there’s nothing better than creating conversation pieces for the landscape. The garden is the perfect place to repurpose materials from the home that have outlived their traditional function.

Banned in the UK: Animal Testing for Household Products


In Britian, the use of animal testing for cosmetics has been banned since 2008 and now in 2011 the country is finally taking steps to ban animal testing for household products. According to the Daily Mail , animal testing for household products will be subject to the same rules that the cosmetic industry has to abide by. Commercial companies are the ones testing products like detergents, air fresheners, paints, polishers and all manner of household products on animals.

Cruelty Free International calls for a ban on household product testing on animals

Green (Living) Review

Leading manufacturers support Cruelty Free International’s call for Government to ‘Clean Up Cruelty’ with a ban on household product testing on animals London, UK, Oct 2013 – Leading brands including Astonish, Method and Ecover have joined with the international campaigning organization, Cruelty Free International , to request the UK government make good on its pledge to introduce a ban for testing household products and their ingredients on animals.

Celebrity Moms Raise Awareness About Toxic Household Chemicals


Celebrity moms will be hosting childrens' parties for Healthy Child Healthy World to raise awareness about toxic household chemicals. Read More. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News jenna elfman kelly preston susan lucci

How households can save water and beat the drought

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Households across large parts of south and east England are being asked to reduce the amount of water they use and since April 1st are, actually, under a hosepipe ban. But just how easy is it to use less water and what products are available to help? Tim Robertson, Director of Save Water Save Money, who works with the UK’s Water Companies to promote water efficiency advises: “The easiest way to save water is to reduce wastage with water saving devices”.

DOE Expects Households to Pay $700 More for Gas

Eco Auto Ninja

per gallon, the DOE is expecting that the typical American household will spend an extra $700 on gas this year compared to last year. Based on the current average price of gas in the U.S. being $3.53 The total average cost of gas for U.S. family this year is expected to run about $3,235 representing a 28% increase over 2010.

Renewables set to keep household energy bills down

Green (Living) Review

The Statement also outlined new Government figures which show that a combination of increased supply from renewable energy and improved energy efficiency measures will help keep household energy bill rises to 1% at oil prices of $80 per barrel (comparable to today’s $77) or even see a 5% cut if prices rise to $150.

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Detox Your Home: Reconsidering Household Cleaners

Green Living Ideas

The average household has 3 – 25 gallons of toxic materials in the house , most of which are cleaning products. A European study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , found that regular use of common household cleaning sprays was linked to a 30 – 50% increased risk of asthma - YIKES! Had a great time on Ebru Today talking about how to detox our homes as we prepare to seal ourselves in for the colder months.

10 Household Tricks Our Grandma Taught Us. ~ Ashleigh Hitchcock

Elephant Journal

Here are 10 things to erase our worries. These age old traditions are tried and true. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness brown sugar dishes erase worry Fels Naptha grandma laundry mice repurpose smile tea

The Simple Household Product that is Helping Save Lives.

Elephant Journal

Ideally, we will discover a more environmentally friendly product that is plant based that will as effectively clean the oil off of sea birds, as we do now with Dawn, but with the choice between life and death there is no question that Dawn truly is saving lives. Arts & Culture Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education B.P.

One Meter High ‘Shattel-Power’ Wind Turbine to Power Jordan Households

Green Prophet

The jury on the Stars of Science reality TV show proved that the “Shattel-Power” vertical wind turbine is not as efficient as its designer Mahmoud Shattel proclaimed it to be, but the 24 year old electrical engineer from Jordan still intends to find investors who will help him bring this clean energy concept to households all over the Hashemite kingdom.

Household energy bills on the rise and up due to gas not green policies

Green (Living) Review

The Committee on Climate Change has mid-December 2011 published its first comprehensive analysis of the impact of meeting carbon budgets on household energy bills. Committee on Climate Change chair, Lord Adair Turner, said: "We were keen to provide a dispassionate analysis of household bill impacts in what has become a politically controversial area.

Small wind turbines helping Scottish households escape the fuel poverty trap

Green (Living) Review

Evance small wind turbines helping Scottish Government towards meeting its 2020 Routemap for Renewable Energy commitments Scottish sales of Evance R9000 turbines up by 300 percent during 2011 Growing number of Evance small wind turbines helping Scottish households escape the fuel poverty trap Scotland, January 2012 : Small wind turbines are playing an increasingly important role in helping the Scottish Government to meet its Renewables Routemap commitments ?

How I Reduced my Household Waste By 70% With This Unusual Method.

Elephant Journal

The owners led me to the back of the eco-house to show me an unassuming box. The box was full of worms! Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Health & Wellness Composting green living worms

2011 Made Fracking a Household Word


This was the year that "fracking" became a household word. It wasn't just that environmental concerns about the underground drilling process finally struck a mainstream chord. For the first time, independent scientific investigations linked the drilling technique with water pollution , and a variety of federal and state agencies responded to the growing apprehension about water contamination with more studies and more regulation.

10 Tips for a Zero-Waste Household

The Green Changemakers

A year''s worth of our household solid waste now fits in a quart size jar. by Bea Johnson A few years ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted a better world for our two boys, now 10 and 11 years old. We embarked on a journey to do our part for the environment: My husband quit his job to join a sustainability start-up; I tackled the home.

Repurpose or Reuse Common Household Items in Your Home Decor

Eco Chic

If you have an old household item that you just don’t use or maybe even don’t like any longer… why not give it new life and use in your home? So don’t think of a piece of furniture or household item as “old&# or “useless&# – repurpose it into something useful that will fit and even enhance your home decor. The following is a guest post by the contributor of , where you can find other useful decoration tips. Photo by suzette.

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Since we’re Talking About Tide Pods, let’s talk About this Common Household Product that Killed my Stepbrother.

Elephant Journal

"The recent Tide Pod challenge has received more public outcry, and although it’s obviously an issue, huffing should be on our radar, too.". Family Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Z Family Featured Today death drug abuse Dust-Off huffing inhalant abuse Inhalants overdose

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4 Eco-Friendly Household Decisions to Start the New Year Right.

Elephant Journal

Let's be honest. Sometimes we can forget how significant our own impact on the environment can be. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Green Featured Today conscious Earth eco-friendly green

How To Make Green Cleaning Products At Home

Green Home Blog

Tagged: Cleaning , environmental products , green cleaning , green living , household products. ALLERGY HEALTH SENSITIVE Cleaning Going Green Green Health Household NON-TOXIC BIO-BASED environmental products green cleaning green living household productsHow To Make Green Cleaning Products At Home. Clean Green! They’re supposed to keep our homes in tip-top shape, but many commercial cleaning products are really doing anything but.

Call for proposal - Low cost household toilet adapted for the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The Green Changemakers

CALL FOR PROPOSAL LOW COST HOUSEHOLD TOILET ADAPTED FOR THE MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM Save the Children, the world’s largest independent organization for children, delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives all over the world. A LOW COST HOUSEHOLD TOILET FOR A FLOODED PRONE AREA Being flooded yearly, unsafe defecation practices, unaffordable safe toilet model are the common sanitation challenges in the Mekong Delta.

8 Green Items Every Home Should Have

Green Home Blog

If you don’t have access to outdoor space, look for smaller bins designed for indoors or find an industrial compost site in your area that accepts household waste. Tagged: biodegradable , compostable , eco-friendly products , environmental products , Goiing green , green cleaning , green home , green household , green living , green products , greening , Home Improvement , household products , kitchen , water conservation. 8 Green Items Every Home Should Have.

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A Guide to Enzyme Cleaners

Green Home Blog

The truth is that many common household cleansers contain toxic chemicals that are dangerous both to you and the environment. Enzymes are biological compounds that help speed up chemical reactions, which makes them perfect for cleaning up household messes. Enzyme-based cleaners can replace most common household cleaning products. Kitchen and bathroom : You can replace bleach and other toxic household cleaners with enzyme-based kitchen and bathroom cleaners.

Honda's fuel cell car can supply household electricity for up to six days


Dattatreya Mandal: The fascinating scope of electric cars supplying power to our household demands may seem ludicrous to some. And, the latest of such conscientious automakers is Honda, which claims that it has developed an advanced fuel cell vehicle that can supply enough power to sustain a conventional household for six long days. This in turn converts DC current into AC current for successfully charging bigger household devices powered by wall outlets (instead of batteries).