Haz-Mats At Home?

A new mom tries to find out what's actually in household cleaners

I'd almost convinced myself that the 4-in.-high dust bunnies lurking in my house were good for my baby. "She'll grow up accustomed to dirt and won't develop allergies," I reasoned illogically. But in truth, my house was filthy. I didn't have the money to hire someone to clean it, and I was sure I didn't have time to clean it myself. But 10 months after my daughter's birth, as she progressed from immobile infant to roving, teething toddler, I ran out of excuses. The image of her actually confronting those unsanitary bunnies was enough to get me to Costco.

With $158.30...

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