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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dirty Talkin’

By James Stevenson, Pinellas County Extension Educator

Look under your kitchen sink, check the kitchen closet, have a glance under the bathroom sink. Throughout an average house, a myriad of cleaning products lurk, awaiting their chance to tackle grease, grime and germs. Some of these warrior chemicals are extremely toxic to humans and the environment alike. Some form deadly fumes when mixed. And yet the b’gillion gallons of cleaning products produced each year eventually find their way into landfills, drains, sewers, and ultimately the Environment. We ultra-sanitation-conscious Americans generate 1.6 million tons of waste each year from common cleaning products with potentially hazardous ingredients.

Consider using green cleaning products in the home. There really is no need to use a sledgehammer to crack a walnut is there? These green products clean just as well as their deadly counterparts, and will leave you with a sparkling clean home and a feeling of having done the right thing!


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