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What are the non-toxic alternatives to household bleach?

Household bleach contains the chemical sodium hypochlorite and is used to whiten clothes and kill germs like mold, bacteria, and viruses. It's not good for the environment and not good for you; it evaporates quickly to irritate your nose, eyes, throat, skin, and lungs. Good non-toxic alternatives are baking soda, white vinegar, and alcohol and peroxide based products.

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Household Safety

Household Safety

Many accidents and injuries happen in the home. However, there are many steps you can take to prevent these injuries and keep you and your family safer at home. A household safety checklist for each room in your home is a good ide...

a. These lists can be found on many websites or in your local library. They offer advice on how to childproof your home, how to install and use smoke detectors, and advice on bathroom and kitchen safety.
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