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The Chemical Side of Clean

The Chemical Side of Clean

Whether we like it or not, most of us are exposed to cleaning products and their residues at low levels on a daily basis. When these chemicals are used, their fumes linger in the air and we breathe them in. Chemicals in cleaning products can also enter our bodies by absorption through the skin or through ingestion of household dust and chemical residues left on dishes and other “cleaned” surfaces. When used cleaning products are flushed down the drain, they…

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6 Things You Probably Aren’t Cleaning (But Totally Should Be)

6 Things You Probably Aren’t Cleaning (But Totally Should Be)

  Your weekly cleaning schedule probably includes making sure all the majors are covered: floors, countertops, sinks, tubs, surfaces. But dirt, grime and dust don’t discriminate – they can (and will) settle anywhere, even on places you might not think to clean on a regular basis. So despite your best efforts, you may find yourself or family members coming down with more colds, stomach bugs or allergy and asthma flare-ups.   Here’s our list of the 6 items you should…

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MRSA Outbreaks Call For Protection and Prevention

MRSA Outbreaks Call For Protection and Prevention

  As a topic, new MRSA cases seem to remain front and center in the news – becoming more widespread within professional sports locker rooms, schools, hospitals and now in the safety of your own home. And while researchers have found a cure to kill MRSA cells, prevention really is the ideal preference. Why? Because MRSA infections are on the rise and worrisome to many doctors.   “We are no longer fighting just a germ. We are fighting a piece…

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Asked & Answered: What is ozone, and does it have benefits?

Asked & Answered: What is ozone, and does it have benefits?

Q: What is ozone, and what, if any, are its benefits?   A: To put it simply, ozone (O3) is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms. It’s both a natural and man-made product that occurs in the Earth’s upper and lower atmosphere. It absorbs UV light, reducing human exposure to harmful UV radiation that causes skin cancer and cataracts[1], damages crops and destroys certain types of marine life.[2]   Because it’s a cleaning and sanitizing agent, ozone…

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