Household Hints

Red bullet Lemon Fresh Joy and Listerine will knock mosquitoes dead from the sky.

Green bullet Washing the lint filter in your clothes dryer can help extend the lifespan of that appliance.

Multi-status bullet A 'Triangle of Life' article gives good advice about earthquake safety.

Multi-status bullet Bounce brand fabric softener sheets are effective for a variety of household uses.

Green bullet Gel candles can explode, posing a greater-than-usual fire and injury hazard.

Red bullet Glade PlugIns brand air fresheners pose a greater-than-usual fire hazard.

Multi-status bullet Lead candle wicks pose a household risk.

Red bullet The ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate poses a significant cancer risk to shampoo users.

Red bullet Ordinary use of waterproof sunscreen can cause blindness.

Green bullet Some dollar stores sell expired and foreign, non-ADA-approved formulations of toothpaste.

Red bullet Mulch purchased from home improvement stores may spread the Formosan subterranean termite.

Multi-status bullet E-mail lists a variety of household uses for WD-40 brand spray lubricant.

Red bullet Document pictures employee whose hands caught on fire when he lit a cigarette after using a hand sanitizer product.

Multi-status bullet E-mail lists five little-known but useful functions associated with cell phones.

Multi-status bullet Four refueling tips help consumers get the most from their gasoline dollar.

Green bullet Some hotels do not properly wash and sterilize the drinking glasses placed in guest rooms.

Green bullet Boxes of aluminum foil commonly include lock tabs to help hold the rolls in place.

Red bullet Pouring club soda on a fire ant mound will kill the colony.

Red bullet List details a number of helpful uses for cucumbers.

Red bullet CFL bulbs pose a fire risk.

Multi-status bullet New clothing coming in through China contains bedbugs; running it through a dryer cycle will kill bedbugs.

Red bullet The colored squares on toothpaste tubes identify the composition of the toothpaste enclosed therein.

Multi-status bullet Spraying a mixture of vinegar and water on your car's windshield will de-ice it.

green bullet Crayola crayons can be used as candles in an emergency.

Red bullet A mattress will double in weight after 10 years due to the accumulation of debris and dust mite droppings.