Monday, December 13, 2010

Belgium Bans Baby Puzzle Mats

Belgium just announced that it will be banning the sale of all children's puzzle floor mats due to the toxic ingredients used to soften the foam. Formaldehyde and other noxious chemicals exist in most foam products (including the foam in our sofas, chairs and mattresses), however, these chemicals are especially dangerous when they are present in something babies often stick in their mouth.

Once again, Europe is ahead of the "green" curve.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Stone that Cleans Toilets

I finally found a natural solution to those dark hard water stains in the toilet that no scrub brush on the planet can seem to attack. You know what I mean -- those hard to reach dark spots that look like rust (or leftover you-know-what). Came across this tip when I was looking through my well-warn copy of "Clean House Clean Planet" by Karen Logan. (The bible - by the way - for anyone wanting a "greener" clean at home.) She suggests using a pumice stone. Yes, that inexpensive stone most of us use on our calloused feet. Well, guess what, it gently rips those water spots off of porceline just as well. With a little water and elbow grease, it will disolve any hard water spot in your toilet bowl. Best part, it doesn't even scratch the bowl. HINT: Use gloves for this one -- and turn the water off on your toilet while trying to get to harder-to-reach areas.

Monday, December 6, 2010

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