Get the Chemicals Out of Your Laundry

Make a clean break with 7 unhealthy laundering habits. With just a few easy changes, you can save energy, money - and your clothes (8 Photos)

By Jayne Keedle on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:08PM

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Get the Chemicals Out of Your Laundry

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Whiten Without Bleach

The most toxic laundry chemical is so commonly used that most washing machines have a built-in dispenser for it: chlorine bleach. It irritates skin and eyes, and is fatal if swallowed. So it makes sense to choose bleach that’s chlorine free. Oxygen bleaches, such as Oxy-Boost from Natural Choices Home Safe Products, and bleaches that use hydrogen peroxide—which degrades naturally into oxygen and water—are both good alternatives.

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