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Detergent Residue, Your Laundry & You

Detergent Residue, Your Laundry & You

If you rely heavily on detergents, bleach, fabric softener and dryer sheets to get your laundry clean and fragrant, you may also have experienced dull, faded clothing, or “clean” clothes that feel sticky and have strange oil-like stains. In all probability, you’re dealing with one of the fun after-effects of conventional clothes washing: residue. In fact, back in 2010, the Wall Street Journal featured an article about Americans’ tendency to go way overboard in the soap department. The idea, of…

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Contact Dermatitis: Is Your Laundry The Culprit?

Contact Dermatitis: Is Your Laundry The Culprit?

Maybe it’s happened to you before: you get an itchy, red rash on your wrists or limbs or hands or neck; maybe that rash leads to blisters that even begin to ooze a bit. You think to yourself, “What in the world?” as your scratch yourself silly. Turns out, it very well could be a phenomenon called contact dermatitis. Here’s the bad news: when you have it, it’s super-irritating and uncomfortable. But here’s the good news: it’s also curable and…

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Laundry Woes! The 10 Biggest Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Laundry Woes! The 10 Biggest Mistakes You’re Probably Making

What’s the old saying? Only three things are certain: death, taxes and laundry.   Well, perhaps that’s not really how the saying goes. But sometimes it can feel that way. Depending on the size of your household, tackling the laundry situation can range from relatively painless (single bachelor!) to something for which you’ve considered hiring a personal assistant (working mom of 4 kids).   And, the more people whose dirty clothes need washing, the more you have to stop to…

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