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For a space that’s completely dedicated to getting things clean, the laundry room can be a landmine of dirty substances. Toxic laundry products can contain ingredients that are irritating to the skin and damaging to the lungs. Some products disrupt hormones and have been linked to cancer. This month, our Whole Home Detox efforts focus on the laundry room. We’ll discuss laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets. There ...Read full article...
by Tom Philpott Mother Jones July 8, 2011 It’s a hoary bureaucratic trick, making a controversial announcement on the Friday afternoon before a long weekend, when most people are daydreaming about what beer to buy on the way home from work, or are checking movie times online. But that’s precisely what the US Department of Agriculture pulled last Friday. In an innocuous-sounding press release titled “USDA Responds to Regulation ...Read full article...