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Does anyone else out there pay attention to organic foods, clothes, plants...avoid nasty house hold chemicals? Just wondered how important it is to others?

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evergreenacr

Asked by evergreenacr at 5:12 PM on Jul. 28, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • yes, i pay attention to those things as best i can i just don't get obsessed about it because there are so many things out there
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • We do pay attention and try to buy those items when we can afford them... We won't go out of our way to buy them and if money is tight we get what we can and just deal with it, but now we are starting to look into making our own stuff when it comes to cleaners and stuff like that!
    Inkedmommy007

    Answer by Inkedmommy007 at 5:16 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • I do but ever since I got laid off I dont buy organic foods anymore because we simply can't afford it. Basically my whole check would go to organic foods but now its not there so its different, but I am looking forward to doing it again when I work. Chemicals? We are in the process of switching. as houshold cleaners run out we re-stock with organic. So far it has only been personal hygene stuff but as soon as we need to buy some more dish soap that will be next, etc.
    Dom123123

    Answer by Dom123123 at 5:17 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Avoiding nasty household chemicals yes, trying to reduce the use of plastics yes and using cold water for laundry to reduce power bills. The cost is still a problem with organicc foods but I try to buy organicc potatoes when I can as more pesticides are used on potatoes than any other crop. We also try to use cosmetic products such as shampoos , which are labelled as not tested on animals to avoid toxic contents as there are no effective controls on what goes into them.
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 5:26 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • i'm definetly not obsessive about it.. but i have switched to organic shampoos, chem. free tooth paste and deoderant, make my own cleaners( which mostly just involves simply using baking soda and vinegar alot) have my own garden, by locally from farmers market when possible, we also use cloth diapers and cloth wipes and napkins.
    batsonsgirl

    Answer by batsonsgirl at 5:35 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • I am obsessive
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:40 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • i pick and choose.... ie. organic banannas = waste of money, organic strawberries= money well spent. i also use baking soda for most things i can think of lol. i am also cheap as you probably figured out lol
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:04 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • I try to as much as I can.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 9:34 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • I pay closer attention to the food then the cleaners

    If i have different perservatives such as MSG or splenda My bladder and kidneys spasm, the condition may be able to be passed to my daughter so all her food is monitered the same way and i would prefer to make baby food instead of buy something that could cause this pain with her
    Laura_Cruz

    Answer by Laura_Cruz at 2:18 AM on Aug. 1, 2009

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