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Are Clothes Fresh Out of the Washer Always Clean?

Your clothes may come out of the washer looking stain-free and smelling fresh, but does that always mean they’re clean? Sadly, no.... Laundry detergent manufacturers often run commercials encouraging consumers to wash with lukewarm or even cold water to lower energy costs. While this may be smart from an economic or even environmental standpoint, it...

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Inspiring Food Guides

Canadians can expect to see a new Canada’s Food Guide before the end of 2018. This redesign is great news given that the current version , which dates back to 2007, is fairly outdated. The new guide is expected to take a broader view to food and focus more on how we should be eating...

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Fruit Juice: Thirsty for Information?

Orange juice, fresh juice, cold-pressed juice, juice from concentrate, apple juice, juice smoothie, fruit cocktail… fruit juices are all the rage these days. There are so many tempting options out there, in fact, that it can be difficult to even choose! So what’s the difference between 100% juice, concentrated juice and a fruit drink? How...

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How good is your gym hygiene ?

When you’re at the gym, do you wash your hands before AND after using every machine? Do you bring your own water bottle or drink directly from the tap? Do you bring your own mat and/or towel (and do you clean them often)? Do you always shower after your workout? If you answered “no” to...

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Triclosan in the news   There’s been a lot of talk in the media lately about the potential health and environmental hazards of triclosan. Last September, the Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of 2,000 soaps and other antibacterial products in the U.S. The FDA justified its decision saying that there is no evidence...

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Surfactants vs. Biosurfactants

Surfactants (short for “surface active agents”) are compounds that lower the surface (or interfacial) tension between two surfaces. They are amphiphilic substances (both lipophilic and hydrophilic) that make cleaning and rinsing fabrics and surfaces easier. The surfactant is the main active ingredient in most cleaning products, and serves two primary roles: First, it helps to...

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