Then we go ahead with cooking and eating with many of these items just cleaned by any possible assortment of toxic chemicals. As I have stated in previous GTG Blogs, only 3 things Do Not put toxins into our food: Glass, Porcelain, and Wax Paper. Anything else can and will leach into our food and drink. Adding extra heat or cold to many chemicals will accelerate the transfer. For example, Water inside a plastic bottle made with BPA chemicals will leach into the water faster when placed in a freezer or hot car. Now this will not harm you tomorrow, but perhaps we should look at these anomalies like smoking cigarettes.
Why RISK potential health issues later in life?
Additionally, products such as some oven cleaners are problematic when inhaled or make contact with our skin. However, health hazards are not just from oven cleaners laden with chemicals. Dish washing soaps that employ the use of sulfates in any amount should be avoided.
So what actions should we take? First read all the labels and look up the definitions to ingredients you are not familiar with or can't pronounce. Research new organic replacement products on the web and in stores. If you decide to toss a product for a natural one, that is great but DO NOT pour down the drain or flush it down the toilet! Townships have programs to collect and properly dispose of these products. We DO NOT want them going into our Waterways or back into our drinking water table in the ground!
To start everyone off on the path to no more chemicals, better health, and saving money, I have a Dish Washing Soap formula from Mary, a Going True Green Blog reader. Please realize that while this dish washing soap may not foam up as much as your previous brand, that does not mean an inferior job is being done.
For hand Dish Washing Soap, combine the following in a Glass Mason Jar:
- Six tablespoons of liquid Castile soap*
- Two tablespoons of vegetable glycerin*
- A half of dozen drops of any essential oil for aromas*
Then mix in Two cups of cold water and shake well. Also, shake before each use for best results.
* Buy in a Drugstore
As for Hand Soap, Sean another Going True Green Blog reader, sent us his hand-made soap in the shape of our Logo letters as shown above. So creativity goes hand in hand with saving Money, Health, and God's Green Earth!
Bill Lauto, at Going True Green
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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