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If there is one thing you can do to reduce chemical exposure in the bedroom, it is to switch your laundry products to Free and Clear, or detergents only scented with essential oils.

Free and clear products are free of perfumes and dyes.

Why would you want to breathe 2-butanone, acetate, alpha-Pinene, and more all night? 2-butanone is a suspected kidney, reproductive (can affect your hormones), respiratory, skin, gastrointestinal, liver, cardiovascular, blood toxicant, and neurotoxicant (meaning it can affect your central nervous system). The reproductive toxicant part means that it can affect your hormones, and cause fertility problems, including lowering sperm counts.

According the the Environmental Protection Agency, some laundry dyes may cause cancer or other adverse health effects in humans.

If you want a scent, add a few drops of pure essential oil of lavender to the rinse water in the laundry. Or, make a DIY Lavender Water for Linens.

See the products I have chosen that I think are the best free and clear products, on ATrueFind.com.

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

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  • Colby Moore says:

    Cool to know these tips for making a bedroom clean and eco-friendly! Nowadays, more and more people who are looking forward to making their homes green and more comfortable. If this trend continues, making the enviroment clean while improving technology can become possible

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