Month: August 2012

S.T.A.R.T. Cleaning The House Before It Kills You Part 2

How To Clean Safely  S.T.A.R.T. by removing danger Pull out all cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, soaps (both dish and body), and air fresheners. If the label reads “WARNING, DANGER or POISON” it is not safe to keep. Make three piles: Items used every week (laundry detergent, dryer sheets, toilet paper, trash bags, paper towels) Items […]

S.T.A.R.T. Cleaning The House Before It Kills You Part 1

Cleaning ingredients vary in the type of health hazard they pose. Some cause skin or breathing irritation, watery eyes, or chemical burns, while others are associated with long-term effects such as cancer. The most dangerous cleaning products are corrosive drain cleaners, oven cleaners, and acidic toilet bowl cleaners. When combined, chemicals are even more dangerous. […]