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Top White Sink Solution? – Green Quest #6

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If you have a white porcelain sink and tub, the chances are that you have wanted to find a way to whiten them without using bleach, the out-of-fashion standby.

What is the matter with chlorine bleach? Breathing in the fumes can irritate the lungs, which is especially dangerous for those with asthma or emphysema. It is also highly corrosive and can damage the skin, eyes, and other membranes. It is listed as a hazardous air pollutant in the 1990 Clean Air Act, and exposure to chlorine in the workplace is regulated by federal standards.

What is the top eco-friendly solution? Using this one simple ingredient is the best way I have found to have both a green –and white- sink. It easy easy to find at natural food stores.

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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  • […] Most of us have found getting whites white one of the bigger challenges of green housekeeping. Fortunately, with using the natural mineral sodium percarbonate, your woes will be over. It is composed of salt, limestone and oxygenated water. You can get your sink and tub as white as anybody using out-of-favor chlorine bleach. […]