Branch Basics Ultimate Guide to Nontoxic Floor Cleaning: It’s Much Easier Than You Think!

Branch Basics Ultimate Guide to Nontoxic Floor Cleaning

Why a Clean Floor Makes a Big Difference in Your Health Your shoes carry you across parking lots, through gym locker rooms, and into bathroom stalls, where they pick up E. coli (causes intestinal and urinary tract infections), Klebsiella (pneumonia bacteria), and Serratia ficaria (a respiratory tract infection bacteria).1 In addition to bacteria, your shoes […]

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Can We Finally Ditch Teflon & Its Cousins?

Can We Finally Ditch Teflon and Its Cousins Branch Basics PFAS

Non-Stick, Stain-Resistant & Water-Repellent: Chemicals of Convenience Aren’t Worth the Cost “Better things for better living — through chemistry.”  This popular DuPont slogan solicited customers  from the 1940s to the 1980s.  But today, some chemicals, such as PFASs, developed by DuPont and other companies during that era are showing how “better living” comes at a […]

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Integrated Pest Management: An Inexpensive, Safe, & Sensible Way to Avoid Pests

Integrated Pest Management | Branch Basics

Briefly, Why is Conventional Pesticide Use Harmful? Globally, 972 people die each day of unintentional pesticide exposure, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).1 Conventional, synthetic pesticides are indiscriminate killers affecting not only insects, but also “non-target organisms” –  humans and every living creature.2 In adequate doses, pesticides can cause immediate death in humans, though most […]

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Sunning: How to Take Advantage of the Summer Sun by Outgassing (or Offgassing)

Sunning to Offgas | Branch Basics

What is Offgassing or Outgassing? Offgassing or outgassing are interchangeable terms that relate to indoor air quality. Offgassing refers to the release of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from a material or solution that has been trapped or absorbed. For example, when a room is freshly painted, the chemicals from the curing paint slowly offgas into […]

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