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Environment- Friendly Laundry Detergent

Environment- Friendly Laundry Detergent

Ever wondered what happens to all the after-wash water or ‘grey water’ that we simply drain from our washing machines? Well the simple answer is that they flow into the sewage system and eventually land up in our rivers, lakes and seas. However, the chemical-rich water that flow into our water systems has far-reaching effects on the aquatic lives. Most detergents contain a high percentage of phosphates that serve as nutrients for algae. This results in overpopulation of algae know as ‘algal bloom’ in large stretches that simply suffocate the other aquatic animals by cutting off Oxygen supply. Then of course...

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BubbleNutWash And Health

BubbleNutWash And Health

Adverse health impact of conventional detergents is usually underplayed. While they make your clothes smell really fresh, conventional laundry detergents usually contain toxic elements that have adverse health impact. These chemicals are either in-haled by users during the drying cycle when volatile organic compounds are released or directly enter the bloodstream through the skin. Many of the chemicals continue to remain as residues on the clothes even after washing and continue to be in close contact with the skin. It may be difficult to get a full list of ingredients for your detergent, however the main chemicals to avoid are...

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How To Avoid "Day Zero"

How To Avoid "Day Zero"

Have you heard of “Day Zero,” ? It is the day on which Government shut down all the water connections provided to homes and corporations. Yes, this is exactly what happened to one of the most popular cities in the world- Cape Town. This has again turned the spotlights on to big metro cities like Bangalore. In a recent BBC report, it is claimed that Bangalore could be one of the cities to face the same fate if measures are not taken at this very moment. The fear became more evident when Bangalore Development Minister admitted that by 2031, availability of...

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Soapnuts, An Academic Research

Soapnuts, An Academic Research

When we hear about a natural solution about a conventional problem we can hesitate. The first question some people sometimes ask me is: does it really work? It is natural… do plants clean? We are so used to conventional detergents that thinking that a plant can clean may seem even weird… well, on the top of all the reviews from happy users, I decided to dig into academic articles and do a short literature review. Almost all the articles we reviewed acknowledge the cleaning properties of soapnuts and explain how they work, supported by the research.  Pušić et al. (2011) for...

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