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That “Green” Cleaning Product Could Still Damage Your Health

Be especially wary of supposedly eco-friendly cleaners boasting fragrances.

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While “greenwashing”—marketing products as good for the environment when they are not—is nothing new, according to a paper released earlier this month, allegedly ecofriendly cleaning products may also not be very good for your health. One possible problem? The fragrances often associated with pristine countertops and lemony kitchen floors that are included in many cleaning solutions.

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Make a Stink: DIY Your Own Natural Perfume DIY Your Own Natural Perfumes

Historically, smell is a concern that’s been overlooked among hippies. It doesn't have to be that way.

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We recently asked "Is It Ethical to Scent-Brand Public Places?" and it generated some very lively discussion on our site. Amelia Black, a designer who explores the role scent plays in the design experience, asked if she could respond. Here are her thoughts.

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