Important Info On Chemicals and Toxins in Household Products

Have you ever wondered what the ingredients on the back of household products might actually be, check out list to learn more.

| August 2018

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    Chemicals and toxins can be lurking in many household items, check the label before you buy.
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What are product ingredients really made of?

Some products list ingredients that sound awful but really aren’t, while other products contain all kinds of carcinogens. The following is a list of ingredients; useful not only to know what’s in there but, if you really wanted, you could replicate some store-bought things yourself.

Gum arabic: acacia vera

Acetic acid: 3–5 percent solution of vinegar

Alum: in recipes a spice not frequently used anymore except in pickling, as a chemical it is aluminum powder, sulfate, carbonate, etc.

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