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How cleaning craze is damaging the environment

Friends of the Earth wants to encourage those who want a clean home to think about the cleanliness of the planet, too. Says Julian Kirby, Friends of the Earth plastics campaigner "unfortunately too many cleaning products are packaged in single-use plastic – much of which won’t be recycled, and end up polluting our planet and harming our wildlife. Cleaning products can also contain things like b...
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Cleaning products impact urban air pollution – say scientists

Chemicals in household cleaning products, paints and perfumes could now rival motor vehicles as the top contributor to urban air pollution, according to a study. Scientists in Los Angeles found that the amount of chemical vapours emitted into the atmosphere from these everyday items is roughly the same as from the transportation sector. These vapours - known as volatile organic compounds (VOC)...
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