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Largest Meth Bust Recorded at Pharr International Bridge

Pharr (KFXV) — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Pharr International Bridge made their largest seizure of methamphetamine ever. On March 3, agents sent a commercial trailer to a secondary inspection where they discovered 53 bottles of cleaning solutions, containing 615 pounds of methamphetamine. The alleged narcotics are valued at over 12 million dollars. The driver, trailer and drugs were handed over to Homeland Security for further...

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Are Green Cleaning Products Really Safe?

Provided by: networx.com Some manufacturers put misleading labels on their products. How to read between the lines. As concern for the environment and home safety increases, consumers are demanding non-toxic cleaning solutions more than ever before. Jumping on the environmental bandwagon, more cleaning product manufacturers declare that they use “green” ingredients and boast “safe for the environment” on their labels. Consumers trying to do the right thing may buy a product based on hype and false labeling – and not on the facts. While it may take some time to conduct research on which products really are green and which...

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Green Cleaning: Baking Soda vs. Ajax

Provided by: networx.com Baking soda won, hands down. Read on for green cleaning inspiration. If you are looking for a non-toxic abrasive cleanser, baking soda can’t be beat. In a comparison I did between baking soda and Ajax, results were similar in terms of cleaning power. However, according to the Colgate-Palmolive website, Ajax is an eye and skin irritant. The site also states that “over-exposure can cause respiratory irritation.” The site mentions that Ajax contains crystalline silica, a low-level carcinogen. The site also said that there is no expected harm from ingesting the cleanser – which is something I won’t be experimenting with. On...

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10 Totally Non-Toxic Deep Cleaning Recipes

Provided by: networx.com Effective cleaners for chemically-sensitive people You probably already know that you can clean with common kitchen pantry items like baking soda, vinegar and lemons. We found a few new ways to clean with these standard non-toxic cleaning agents. If you’ve got chemical sensitivities, these cleaning recipes are for you. Check out these 10 totally safe, non-toxic recipes and enjoy clean air and the chemical-free shine of your home: No-Fume Bleach Mix ½ cup baking soda, 1 tsp dish soap and ½ tsp. hydrogen peroxide. Apply to a wet surface with a cloth. Rinse the surface well after scrubbing. Chemical-Free Oven...

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10 Uses for Dry Cleaning Hangers

Provided by: networx.com These malleable piece of metal are free for consumers, and are so handy around the house. Did we leave anything out? How to you reuse metal dry cleaning hangers? If you dry clean your clothes on a regular basis, you know that those ubiquitous wire hangers can really start to stack up. But rather than haul the hangers to the trash, you can put them to use around the house. Unclogging Drains: A straightened wire hanger can be used to dislodge hairballs and gunk from a plugged drain. Sure, it’s not going to be as effective as a professional...

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