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Entries for October, 2014

Detergent manufacturers wish you’d waste more detergent

Detergent manufacturers wish you’d waste more detergentNews from ConsumerAffairs: © Danomyte – Fotolia Pity the poor detergent makers: Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that the rise in efficient washing machines requiring far less water to launder clothes than earlier models has also resulted in consumers using far less detergentthan before. (Or, depending how you look at it, [...]

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Elizabeth Mayhew shows laundry mistakes you’re making

Elizabeth Mayhew shows laundry mistakes you’re makingNews from Today.com: On the show TODAY Oct. 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM ET Facebook Reddit … Read the full article . Related News: Laundry Detergent Makers Want More SudsNews from Businessweek: When Stephen Asbel shopped for a new washing machine five years ago, water was a big consideration. [...]

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Eye injuries on the rise from laundry detergent pods

Eye injuries on the rise from laundry detergent podsNews from ConsumerReports.org: Warnings about single-load laundry detergent pods and packs tend to focus on ingestion, which can lead to excessive vomiting, lethargy, and respiratory problems severe enough to require ventilation support. But another serious concern is corneal abrasion, which can occur when kids squeeze the packs and [...]

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Laundry days

Laundry daysNews from The West Australian: Picture: Laminex When you walk down the cleaning aisle in your supermarket, the choice of laundry detergent is among the most complex. Not only is there a bewildering array of products but we have a choice between liquids and powders, cold or hot water products, and a variety of [...]

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Detergent pods can cause eye injuries in children

Detergent pods can cause eye injuries in childrenNews from Ktoo: By Nancy Shute, NPR NewsPosted on October 8, 2014 at 6:00 amCategory: In the Headlines Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 14 seconds Detergent pods may look like toys to children. But they can cause injuries, eye doctors say. (iStockphoto) Liquid detergent pods can cause eye [...]

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Slices of Life: Beauty in the dryer

Slices of Life: Beauty in the dryerNews from Logan Daily News: “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius Confucius was a big thinker and the idea that beauty is everywhere is a nice, fluffy thought. I appreciate a wide variety of beauty in the world, but there are a few things I [...]

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Man accused of putting toddler in dryer, arrested on child abuse charge

Man accused of putting toddler in dryer, arrested on child abuse chargeNews from Sun Sentinel: By Brett Clarkson, Sun Sentinel contact the reporter A suburban West Palm Beach man put a 2-year-old child in a laundry dryer — it didn’t appear to be turned on — and was arrested on the charge of aggravated child [...]

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12 laundry mistakes you’re probably making

12 laundry mistakes you’re probably makingNews from CNN: It’s time to come clean about the fact that laundry isn’t as straightforward as it looks. With a few hacks, laundry will be a breeze. Too much soap can actually cause bacteria buildup: Use only half the amount of detergent that you normally do, then gradually increase [...]

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