Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Contact Dermatitis and Dryer Sheets

Interesting comments from a pediatrician about using dryer sheets.
Among the things mentioned are: if you have a child who has rashes not only is it harmful to use dryer sheets for his/her clothes, but your clothes, as well.
"Babies are especially sensitive to chemical irritants, and sometimes even the slight residue from detergents and fabric softeners will lead to irritation. Dryer-sheet softeners are especially notorious in this regard; even if you are not using them on the baby's clothes, if you use dryer sheets on your own clothes the sheets leave a residue on the inside of the dryer which then comes off on the baby's wash in the next load (the residue can persist for several loads after the sheets are used, as a matter of fact). The solution is to avoid all potential irritants; this means that you may not be able to use dryer sheets for any laundry in your dryer."
From Berekely Parents Network:
"One more point about fabric softeners that wasn't made by responders so far--the allergy doctor at Kaiser who treats my toddler for excema pointed that IF I choose to use a fabric softener, it should be the kind I put in the washing machine, not the sheets one adds to the clothes in the dryer, which work by coating the clothes (with a wax, I think) and is definitely going to contact the skin, even if it is scent-free. The fabric softener in the washer is less likely to be right on the surface of the cloth in contact with skin--it either penetrates into the fibers or is rinsed out or both--can't remember that part of the explanation."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Miele Upright Vacuum Customer Review

Get your Miele upright vacuum at
In Oklahoma City, shop at A Cleaner Place

I got my new Miele S7 on Thursday afternoon and all I can say is Wow!! I am in love. The cheerful yellow color makes you say "oooooh...aaaahhh".

That was just the beginning. This vacuum has amazing "super powers". It's quiet to start. Then it manuevers like a dream, zipping in and out of corners and tough to reach places that with my old vacuum I didn't dare go.

The attachments....well.....they are awesome and I have as of yet to turn the vacuum over while using them. It's powerful and does and excellent job on my medium pile, eleven year old carpet. It has sprung back to life.

Anyone who has their doubts about purchasing this vacuum will certainly be very sad if they miss this opportunity to own one of the most well engineered vacuums I have come across in years. Leave it to Miele to only make the best. Thanks you guys for your excellent service and for making me a happy VacShack customer. Many Thanks,
--Kelley, Clinton, Ok