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Just a couple of days ago, I was shopping with my 14-year-old in a local, used-clothing shop popular with teens wanting great deals and fashionable styles. When I walked in, I was taken aback immediately by the store’s smell.

Austin Green Cleaning specialistAs I have gotten older, scents have become more bothersome to me. When I was young, I remember loving the smells of fabric softeners — but something changed. Maybe it’s physiological or psychological or some combination of the two. What I know for sure is that because of my work with Norwex and its green cleaning products, I am more educated about the emission of potentially harmful chemicals into my home and larger environment (including the shops I visit).

Research is finding more links between common ailments and many of the chemicals we use in our homes daily. Take, for example, this report about a small study suggesting “scented laundry items contain carcinogens that waft through vents, potentially raising cancer risk.”

“This is an interesting source of pollution because emissions from dryer vents are essentially unregulated,” said lead author Dr. Anne Steinemann, professor of civil and environmental engineering and of public affairs at the University of Washington, said in a written statement. “If they’re coming out of a smokestack or tail pipe, they’re regulated, but if they’re coming out of a dryer vent, they’re not.”

As a cancer survivor, I am especially passionate about getting these harmful and toxic chemicals out of other people’s laundry rooms. Why? Because think about it: These chemicals we are washing our clothes and bed sheets in are against our skin around the clock. We are touching and breathing in these chemicals constantly — and it takes only seconds for chemicals to enter our bloodstream. We need to get away from them — and we can with Norwex.

Norwex has a great solution for all of us. The Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent (UPP) has no fillers and no fragrance. It is a safe alternative for you and your family — and you won’t need to sacrifice the cleanliness of your clothes. This detergent is all I have used on our family’s clothing for more than eight years — and with five kids and a very active family in sports and farming, believe me: We have very dirty laundry.

When comparing the cost of this Norwex detergent to other brands, Norwex consultants nationwide find many people save money because there are no fillers in this highly concentrated product. It takes only a small scoop to wash a large load of clothes effectively.

I don’t like to run around thinking everything is bad and harmful to us, but I will tell you without a doubt from my own experience and research of laundry detergents and fabric softeners that switching to Norwex’s UPP would be a great place for you to eliminate many chemicals you are touching, breathing and ingesting daily. (See five easy ways to rid your home of chemicals and hidden pesticides.)

My customers routinely tell me about how switching to UPP, using Norwex’s Dryer Balls and eliminating fabric softeners have made great improvements in their lives — from reducing sniffles and sneezing to improving skin conditions from itchy skin to eczema. Some of my clients say they even have drastically reduced the need for allergy meds and inhalers for asthma.

So, I hope you’ll give Norwex a try. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you are not satisfied, you can try all the Norwex products risk-free with our 60-day, money-back guarantee. Contact me today if want to drastically reduce these chemicals in your home and life and to see if you may have these same results.

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