Put a stop to it

I read this great tip from Sloan Barnett’s Green Goes with Everything Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet: Don’t use the drying cycle of your dishwasher. It will reduce energy usage and you’re avoiding releasing toxins in your kitchen. Conventional dishwashing detergents contain that standard villain, chlorine. She wrote that “chlorine fumes are especially volatile when heated during the drying cycle. They get vented to the air in your kitchen as a normal part of the drying process.” So turn that dishwasher off and let the dishes air-dry. It may help you breathe better.

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