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Cleaning Products and Breast Cancer: Is there a link?

Cleaning Products and Breast Cancer: Is there a link?

Scientists are beginning to identify links between household toxins and many illnesses, including breast cancer. Watch as Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate Marie Stegner explores the potential health risks associated with cleaning chemicals and discusses ways to protect your family’s health.

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Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day was established to celebrate women gaining the right to vote. The number of women in the workforce has increased drastically, but many women still work a “second shift” at home. How far have we come? Share your thoughts and hear what other women have to say in a LIVE CHAT for women’s equality day. Visit www.maidbrigade.com/womens-equality for more information!

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It’s Indoor Allergy Season!

It’s Indoor Allergy Season!

Outdoor allergies may be seasonal, but it’s indoor allergy season year-round. The EPA estimates that indoor air could actually be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outdoors. Maid Brigade Consumer Health Advocate Marie Stegner outlines the common culprits in indoor air pollution, especially allergy and asthma triggers. She also interviews Leslie Reichert, “The Cleaning Coach,” for tips on keeping your home green and clean all year!

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Green Clean Your Kitchen in Less Than 10 Minutes

Green Clean Your Kitchen in Less Than 10 Minutes

Did you know you can clean your kitchen in under ten minutes, and still avoid all the toxic chemicals in traditional household cleaners? Marie Stegner, Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate, and Leslie Reichert, the Green Cleaning Coach, demonstrate how to clean your kitchen countertops, your sink and your microwave quickly and easily. They use items already available in your kitchen — lemons, vinegar, and salt!

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Quick Bathroom Clean-Up with Toothpaste & Mouthwash

Quick Bathroom Clean-Up with Toothpaste & Mouthwash

You can have a spotless bathroom in no time with just toothpaste and mouthwash! Marie Stegner, Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate, and Leslie Reichert, the Green Cleaning Coach, use toothpaste as a scrub to clean out your sink and mouthwash as a disinfectant to clean the toilet. Items already available in your bathroom make great cleaners and let you avoid bringing in toxic chemicals to clean!

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Green Tips for Removing Pet Hair & Odor

Green Tips for Removing Pet Hair & Odor

We all love our four-legged friends, but they often leave hair and odors around the house that can be hard to get rid of. Marie Stegner, Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate, and Leslie Reichert, the Green Cleaning Coach, use everyday, nontoxic items to clean up after Dixie the dog. Rubber gloves are the perfect “magnet” for pet hair, and did you know that a spray bottle of vodka can take bad smells right out of a rug?

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Handy Household Tips Using Food

Handy Household Tips Using Food

Food isn’t just for eating anymore. Some items from your fridge and pantry can be used for chemical-free cleaning! Marie Stegner, Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate, and Leslie Reichert, the Green Cleaning Coach, show us how three common foods can be handy around the house. Ketchup will remove tarnish from copper, cinnamon sticks help prevent ants, and a banana peel is actually the perfect leather shoe polish!

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Make Your Own All-Natural Furniture Polish

Make Your Own All-Natural Furniture Polish

You don’t have to rely on store-bought (and toxic) polish to keep your furniture looking like new! Marie Stegner, Maid Brigade’s Consumer Health Advocate, and Leslie Reichert, the Green Cleaning Coach, know the answer is waiting in your pantry. A homemade mixture of mayonnaise, olive oil, and lemon juice will do the trick, no chemicals needed!