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Minty Fresh

very minty..

ahh..minty fresh

You have just flossed and brushed..Ahhh..your teeth are feeling great…now the last step is mouthwash..If your mouthwash isn’t clear..it means that it more than likely contains a coloring that comes from coal tar which is a possible carcinogen. (Dyes with the coal tar base for mouthwash are listed as FD&C Green 3)  My favorite is Toms of Maine Tartar Control!

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1. If the bulb breaks – You do not have to put on a bio-hazard suit!
The amount of Mercury in the bulbs (3-5 mg) is a fraction of what used to be in the old fashioned thermometers.
2. If you normally use 60W incandescent bulbs – Choose a 60W CFL
(The CFL bulb USES only 14W)
3. When the “K” number listed on the package is between 2700 and 3000,
the bulb will give off a soft white light – like an incandescent bulb.
(Higher “K” numbers will give off a brighter light)

Watch video:

green-inc-shedding-light-on-cfls.html

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Flossing!

Besides brushing your teeth..it is super important to floss..but did you know that most brands of floss are not biodegradable and the containers can not be recycled??  And the worst part is they are coated with TEFLON!! (more bad news)..But the good news is that there are many eco-friendly brands out there..my favorite..Toms of Maine!!

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Did you know that phantom or “vampire” electric loads are being drawn from your computer/printer/stereo  – even after you turn them off!  This can cost your household $$$$$$.  Instead of running around unplugging everything,

You CAN get a Smart Power Strip that will turn off your peripherals for you.

Make sure to watch the Oprah video!  See Link below.

LCG3

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First thing we do when we wake up in the morning is brush our teeth.  Take a peak at the ingredients in your toothpaste, and the “bad news list”.  Are there any matches?  If so, take your first step at greening your intentions by buying a new toothpaste.  My suggestion…try Jason ..super minty!!

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It’s still HOT!!

It’s still terribly hot ………

Turn on the ceiling fans (or any fans) as a supplement to the AC. In the evening, try just using just the Ceiling Fans!

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With our biggest organ, our skin..

Here is a list of ingredients that I want you to put on your “bad news” list

Coal Tar, Fragrance, Hydroquoinine, Aluminum, Triclosan, P-Phenylenediamine, Lead and Mercury, Cocamide (DEH), Lauramide (DEA), Cocamide (MEA), Triethanolamine (TEA), Diethanolamine (DEA), Mineral Oils, Parabens (methyl-,ethyl-,propyl, butyl, isobutyl-), Phthalates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), and Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES), Polyethylene Glycol (PEG), Formaldehyde-Producing Preservatives, Talc, Acrylates and Methacrylates, Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40), Tocopherol Acetate, Phenonip, Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (Quats), Cationic Surfactants, Benzyl Alcohol, Silicone Derived Emollients, Carbomer 934, 940, 960, 961c

“Bad News List”

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