The Amazing Adventures of Tom and Bel

Friday, October 12, 2007

Housework is Hazardous to Your Health

This has got to be the ultimate news story:

LONDON (Reuters) - Housework might be bad for your health, according to a study suggesting that tidying up as little as once a week with common cleaning sprays and air fresheners could raise the risk of asthma in adults.

Heh. Best. Excuse. Ever.
Now when people come over, I don't have to apologize for the scary state of our home. I can just say we're looking out for the kids' best interest.

(Nevermind, of course, we only use Dr. Bronner's soap, white vinegar and baking soda in our cleaning. It's still a good one.)




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2 Comments:

  • That is a good excuse.

    About the cleansers: do you like using Dr. Bronner's? We're looking into getting rid of the products and using more of these type of cleaners, i.e. vinegar, etc. Just curious what you use for what, if you don't mind.

    By Blogger WandaWoman, at 11:18 AM  

  • This is Ben (aka "Boy-O").

    Cher's not paying much attention to the blog right now, but I saw that you posted this.

    Yeah. The perfumes in the Dr. Bronner's are a bit pungent, so you have to swap them out from time to time or you get sick of them. But the soap is very good and the bottles are entertaining. All One! All One! All One or None!

    We've got the two dogs (q.v. the title of the blog) and two kids (who have their own amazing adventures, often without asking permission first). So I caved recently and got a spritzer of Lysol disinfectant, but mostly we do very well with baking soda and vinegar. The trick is that the mess needs to sit. It's not like soft-soap or what have you. Put it on, make your little volcano experiment and let it sit. Come back later and wipe it up. Mess-b-gone.

    By Anonymous Ben ("Boy-O"), at 12:55 PM  

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