From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published October 31, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: Environmentally Sound Cleaning

It's amazing how something as simple as cleaning our homes creates environmental challenges.


Jerry Kay spoke to Linda Mason Hunter, co-author of Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home:



Environmentally Sound Cleaning



Hunter says cleaners that you make yourself or buy in a natural food store are not as concentrated, and make take a little more product, time, and effort. But you'll be leaving out a number of synthetic chemicals.


Your senses are a good guide to know whether chemicals are harmful for your health, according to Hunter: If your eyes water, your nose stings, or your skin becomes irritated, that's a sign that the product is probably harmful to your health to some degree.


If you'd like more information about the book, visit this website: Green Clean.


Of course, check back to ENN's EarthNews Radio section often to hear the latest interviews of environmentalists, activists, and businesspeople from Jerry Kay. Also, you can catch up on broadcasts you may have missed.


EarthNews Radio is available for download as a podcast as well. Here is the link: http://www.enn.com/news/podcast/earthnews.xml.


You can still download the second Sky Tour, with guide Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium of the California Academy of Science as your personal guide. The Sky Tour is available as a podcast download, so that you can bring your iPod or MP3 player with you to view and recognize what you see in the fall night sky.


You can link to the podcast here: ENN Sky Tour.


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