The Dirt on Dish Soap
Jonathan B.
Jun 19, 2008

Stephanie found an investigation into dish soap at Grist. Meet the newest chemical villian: 1,4 dioxane. Unfortunately, this suspected carcinogen is lurking in some of our favorite dish soaps, including Method and Ecover.

We also take a look at urban homesteaders in Pasadena, check out simplehuman's $15 gadget to keep plastic bags sorted for re-use, and admire SMEG's new energy efficient, retro refridge. And after all that, you'll definitely have an opinion on the New York Times' recent article on green fatigue, which wonders if all this eco stuff just a passing trend.

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Is this $15 holder for used plastic bags better than a empty tub of baby wipes or box of kleenex?

Think there's now way you could make a living by farming 1/10 of an acre? Think again. (It helps if you own that acre outright.)

These SMEG fridges are great and stylish—just the right size if you're visiting the farmer's market twice a week. They're energy efficient, too.

Are you suffering from Green Fatigue? Sustainarhea? Recyclitis? Is this whole green thing just a passing trend?

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