You must know the laundry habits - environmental health
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Washing clothes is we have to do the housework every day, most of it is throw into the washing machine, pour into detergent, laundry detergent, disinfectant, clothing fabric softener, etc. , set up the washing procedure, done.
you may not have noticed, however, various kinds of detergents contain more or less harmful ingredients to human body, some will remain in direct contact with the human body on clothing, others with the waste water into the soil, groundwater or river sea, rich in animal and plant body, and eventually into the top of the food chain in the human soul!
inappropriate washing habits will also increase the cost of hydropower, increase of greenhouse gases.
Therefore let below small make up take you learn environmental health laundry habits!
1, put some clothes to wash
save more clothes to wash, unless it is stick to a smear or to have a taste,
For example, after exercise clothes)
, most of the clothes,
Except for underwear, socks)
Can wear a few times more to wash again.
Full basket again into the washing machine washing, can save a lot of water and electricity.
2, timely elimination of old washing machine
appliances are use fixed number of year, for example for 8 - TV
10 years, the refrigerator is 13 -
16 years, and the washing machine is 12 years.
Don't wait for the washing machine repaired and realized that change can no longer move, not only will be more cost of hydropower, components ageing there will be potential safety hazard.
3, cold water washing is enough
some high-end washing machine with warm water washing function, but in a washing process with up to 90% of the electricity used in the process of heating water, it will cost more than a normal temperature washing power and money, also can produce more greenhouse gases.
In fact most of the clothes with room temperature washing, even warm wash clothes washing label requirements.
4, try not to dry cleaning
many dry cleaners is the perc organic solvent used, the chemical and environment have a harm to human body.
Perc can affect the human central nervous system, kidneys, liver, and reproductive system, can affect the person's mood and behavior.
Perc can pollute the air, water and soil.
dryclean the clothes will have a small amount of solvent residual, so from the dry cleaner clothes back, be sure to hang up the outdoor ventilation.
Of course, once and for all to do is to buy water to wash clothes.
5, less with bleach
most washing bleaching products are safe, but still there is the risk of causing respiratory problems, especially for people with asthma.
In addition, bleach and acidic substance such as vinegar, ammonia mixture can produce poisonous gas, be sure to separate processing.
More environmentally friendly way is to use lemon juice instead of bleach.
Pour a small amount of lemon juice into the washing machine in the rinse stage, can effective bleaching and sterilization, and does not hurt the clothing, harmless.
6, use natural clothing fabric softeners
don't need to buy special clothing fabric softener, you can easily DIY at home do you like the smell of clothing fabric softener.
Can you prepare for about 1 liter of white vinegar, drip into 5 -
7 drops of your favorite plant essential oil.
Fully shake well before use, pour into the washing machine in rinsing section about 90 ml (
The lid of the general laundry detergent is 30 ml)
the life bagatelle of washing clothes is really can't again small, but if you choose the above any skill, for the trivia given more significance to environmental protection.
, we should all from the new look at the way we wash the clothes.