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Tips for keeping a 'safe' house

July 14, 1997

Here are some tips to help keep your home free of chemical contamination.

Use natural products like baking soda and vinegar when cleaning your home. Avoid using chlorine and ammonia or other chemically-based cleansers.

After buying linens, wash them three times before using. Use a low phosphate detergent in the first wash, a cup of white vinegar in the second wash and a cup of baking soda in the third wash.

If you are sensitive to perfumes and other odors, but can't get them out of your clothes, wash the clothing in vodka.


Use baking soda to clean your oven instead of conventional cleaners.

Use natural fertilizers on your lawn.

Use all natural products on your pets; it's good for you and it's good for them.

Keep clutter out of the house.

Use natural personal products.

For more information contact Earle and Ted Meek at Clarity House at (304) 258-5754 or e-mail them at (

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