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I am working on a chapter about eliminating toxic gick for our upcoming book. I had remembered hearing a claim that I thought was ridiculous:

Women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work away from home because of exposure to toxic cleaning products. (The exception being if they work as a cleaner outside the home, which is worse)

I thought this must be some exaggerated claim that was misquoted from somewhere... so I asked Mr. Google. Apparently it's directly from a 15-year study reported at the 1990 Toronto International Air Conference. Sounds legit. Sounds scary.

I found a bunch of other interesting (and scary) quotes on cleaners at this site:

http://www.ecokindness.com/eco-facts

The site actually sells essential oils... but they quote other research on this topic so I think the bias is less of an issue than it could have been.
 
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Yikes! So glad I stopped using most of that stuff when I was 18! The alternatives are so much cheaper and better it's amazing.  My latest cleaning discovery was the magical cleaning abilities of baking soda + cooking oil. It takes off guey sticker labels and other seemingly impossible stuff.
 
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