The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Cleaning by Mary Findley

By Mary Findley

Become a eco-friendly cleansing machine. absolutely up-to-date and revised to target cleansing the "green" way-naturally, with out chemicals-this advisor takes readers room-by- room, instructing them the way to fresh completely, successfully, and in an environmentally sound approach. New and extended assurance comprises information on making small alterations that experience a big impact on cleansing tough components, green-ifying own care items, and more.

*Provides particular cleansing tricks and teaches how one can fresh quick and efficiently
*Uses in simple terms universal materials, but additionally presents feedback for choices that readers could like better

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When it is mixed 50/50 with water—a normal mixture in car wax products—and then heated to a temperature of 150˚F, it turns into formaldehyde and silicate dioxide. Temperatures inside a semi truck that hauls these chemicals often exceeds 150˚F during summer months. Earlier you learned that one chemical used a few times might not cause health issues. It takes consistent exposure for most problems to surface. By the time they do, though, the damage is done often without symptoms. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calls this buildup body burden.

Mold and Mildew Removers: Sodium hypochlorite, formaldehyde. Health problems: Burn skin, eyes, nose, and throat; cause nausea, headaches, nose bleeds, dizziness, shortness of breath, and fluid in the lungs (which can lead to coma or death). Oven Cleaner: Benzene, sodium hydroxide (lye). Health problems: Caustic; strong irritant; burns to both skin and eyes; inhibits reflexes; severe tissue damage if swallowed. Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Hazards You pride yourself in the cleanliness of your home. You mop your floors often and vacuum the carpet regularly.

You are about to clear the clutter out of your home. Take advantage of this time as you sort boxes to do a bit of multitasking and get your pictures up-to-date. You might want to clean as you clear the areas, so take along your cleaners and wet or dry vacuum. As you clear the clutter, keep in mind the time test. Have you used the item in the past 12-18 months? Does it have family value? Do you really need it? If you don’t need the item, give it to Goodwill or have a garage sale. There are talented people who can create art from our clutter.

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