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Re: [BKARTS] MSDS Vinegar



Besides distilled white vinegar, let's remember that baking soda in place of powdered commercial cleanser (e.g. Comet) works really well -- and polishes at the same time.

Ginnie


> I was asked off list by several people for how to use vinegar as a
> household cleaner, and thought that others here might benefit. I'm sorry
> its not directly book related, but does end the MSDS thread with some
> helpful information.
>  
> Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and antibacterial. It is also
> non-toxic, and safe around children and pets. Use about a 1/2 cup of
> vinegar in your mop pail for floors. Also, when washing toilets and
> sinks, use it undiluted. It takes time to get used to vinegar instead of
> detergents, but you'll find that, after a few months, normal floor
> detergents and soaps will be both acrid to your nose, and smell
> terrible. Its also much cheaper than corrosive sprays and poisonous
> floor cleaners. 
>  
> We use washing soda and borax on our clothing, because it is non-toxic
> and cleans just as well as regular detergent. Normal soap has glass dust
> added to the solution as a "whitener" or a "brightener", and also has
> harsh chemicals added to "lift" stains from clothing. I have sensitive
> skin, and these abrasives added to commercial detergent makes my skin
> itchy. I have also noticed that the perfumes and chemicals used in
> commercial cleaners also make my nose hurt, after not having used them
> for so long. Its kind of strange, that most people get so used to the
> smells around them, that they no longer notice them. I anticipate that
> sooner than later they will discover that common household cleaners are
> a big cause of athsma, and other common ailments. 
>  
> I hope this helps. I know that we are all relatively environmetnally
> responsible people...perhaps this may bring us a bit closer to our goal
> of environmetnal sustainability too. 
>  
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