September 2011

Hazordous Waste Drop Off Program

September 28, 2011

HAVE YOU TRIED THE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) DROP-OFF PROGRAM?The City of Santa Cruz HHW Drop-off site at the Resource Recovery Facility on Dimeo Lane is up and running. This facility offers a safe and convenient place for you to drop off toxic and dangerous materials that you no longer need or want. Be sure […]

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Bon Ami – Tried and True

September 28, 2011

Childs and Albert Erickson created the chick as a symbol and “Hasn’t scratched yet” as the slogan in 1901–chosen because Bon Ami does not scratch hard surfaces and chicks do not scratch for food for two or three days after hatching. In the 117 years since its creation, Bon Ami has enjoyed a rich history […]

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Illuminating Aluminum

September 28, 2011

ANTIPERSPIRANTS/DEODORANTS It is a scientific fact that the largest organ of our body, the skin, is also a gateway to the interior of the body through absorption. Underarms in particular are receptive sites for chemical absorption. Women who shave their underarms also open up the skin further to allow that absorption. Advertisers have force-fed the […]

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Toxic Villains

September 28, 2011

Many common household cleaning and home maintenance products contain toxic chemicals, including carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals. When the same products are used in the workplace, federal legislation requires that the hazardous ingredients be labeled, but there is no such requirement for consumer use. Some detergents and toilet bowl cleaners, for example, contain ethoxolated nonylphenols, endocrine-disrupting […]

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