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The typical American home has dozens of aerosol cans containing a multitude of carcinogenic ingredients, enough to scare even the most reckless of toxic-waste handlers. Fortunately, though, there are alternatives to the "cancer-in-a-bottle" that you find on the supermarket shelf. At the Green sites, you will find products that are safe for humans and for the environment, and that do their jobs at least as well, if not better, than their toxic counterparts.
There are cleaning products, for instance, that can handle some of the toughest jobs. For laundry, the nastiest stains come right out with Ossengal spot remover and Oasis biocompatible detergent, leaving behind water that is laced only with fertilizer, and that can be used safely on plants. For lightly soiled everyday clothing, try the new Laundry Discs. California has finally legalized the use of graywater for subterranean irrigation. Watch for other states to follow. General household cleaning can be wiped up with Oasis All-Purpose Cleaner. Citra-Glow cleaner does an amazing job on "heavy" housework. For the really nasty stuff, use Citra-Solv; this great product will even clean paint brushes and inks. In our catalogue, you will find toilet cleaners, drain cleaners, cedar carpet deodorizers even a car wash that uses no water!
Pesky critters can be dealt with without pesticides. We have yellow jacket and mouse traps, and mole chasers. You will find cedar blocks and hangers to keep moths away from your clothes, natural mosquito repellent, solar mosquito guards, and citronella candles to keep those little biters away from your body. Nature's best flying-insect abatement system, bats, will consume bugs with an appetite that puts Garfield to shame. Bats can be attracted to your home with our Bat House made from locally reclaimed wood and mill ends.
We have a radon detector that constantly monitors radon levels, and a less expensive tester for short-term sampling. We find it incredible that parents often welcome their new baby into the world with a freshly painted, newly carpeted room, furnished with new furniture spewing out formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs); all of which attack the baby's highly sensitive respiratory and nervous systems. We recommend using Water Seal, which seals up and prevents outgassing in particleboard, plywood, and other composite materials. For carpeting, there is Carpet Guard to seal in the outgassing chemicals. When you've done all that you can to clean up your indoor environment, the Friedrich Air Filter will help scrub the rest away.
How about a solar-powered pool ionizer that can eliminate at least 80% of the chlorine normally needed in a pool, or an ozone generator for pool or spa? You'll also find a smoke detector that is not radioactive. We've included a wide range of products to safeguard your family's health. And, by using these products, you will enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are leaving a lighter footprint on our fragile planet.
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