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kitchen tips by kristi marshHere’s a summary of Quick Nontoxic Kitchen Tips for Cleaning from the Savvy Women’s Alliance. Founder, Kristi Marsh, published her book “Little Changes” to help us all make our homes safer and to  prevent the cancer experience she survived with these tips. Listen to Kristi’s talk here. 

Kristi Marsh is a Breast Cancer Warrior! Diagnosed with aggressive Stage 3 Cancer, she has become a nationally recognized advocate for women’s environmental health. Hear the “Little Changes” she made that help us deal with toxins in our home, environment, and personal care products.

Kitchen Tips:

Check Labels  Don’t buy anything that contains ammonia, bleach, sodium hydroxide (lye), butyl cellosolve, triclosan, and petroleum distillates.

Supplies   Diluted vinegar or diluted castile soap is all you typically need to clean your kitchen unless raw meat touches a surface. Then use food-grade hydrogen peroxide.

Light Touches    Dust builds up with toxic chemicals, so clean, dust and vacuum.

Simple Tip   Use diluted vinegar to wipe off stainless steel appliances and the inside of your refrigerator.

Hand Washing  Washing with soap and water has been shown to be effective and safer than antibacterial soaps.

Just as Easy   Opening windows is the easiest way to freshen and clean the air pollution.

Food Packaging   Transfer prepared foods into glass containers before putting them in the refrigerator. Thermal sticker labels are often coated with BPA or BPS hormone-disruptors.

Speaking of Containers   Replace plastic containers with stainless steel or glass. Hot dishwashers degrades plastic making it more likely to leach into your food.

Consider how you line pans:  Avoid aluminum foil particularly with foods that are acidic or high in fats. Also, avoid oven liners and nonstick products. They contain perfluorochemicals and generate toxic fumes at regular cooking/baking temperatures.

Spills Happen   Do your best to avoid spills in the oven, which is easier than cleaning them up. If pans are too full and likely to spill over, place a piece of aluminum foil on the lower rack to catch any drips.

If You Have To  The self-clean cycle on your oven impairs indoor air quality. Open all of the windows and leave your home while the cycle is running.

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