We always like reading the "Ask Umbra" column over at Grist.org. Her answers are well-researched and often funny.
We were particularly charmed by her investigation of Method products last week, and we really like something she had to say about green cleaning in general.
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Here's Umbra's advice:
Beware of buying stuff you don't actually need. Yes, we need to purchase cleansers made without known poisons and pollutants, and we need laundry detergent, dish soap, and maybe dishwashing liquid. But almost all of our other general household cleaning needs can be met with soap, white vinegar, baking soda, borax, a sponge, scrubby, and a pile of old T-shirts.
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