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Lemon Fresh Joy and Listerine will knock mosquitoes dead from the sky.
Washing the lint filter in your clothes dryer can help extend the lifespan of that appliance.
A 'Triangle of Life' article gives good advice about earthquake safety.
Bounce brand fabric softener sheets are effective for a variety of household uses.
Gel candles can explode, posing a greater-than-usual fire and injury hazard.
Glade PlugIns brand air fresheners pose a greater-than-usual fire hazard.
Lead candle wicks pose a household risk.
The ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate poses a significant cancer risk to shampoo users.
Ordinary use of waterproof sunscreen can cause blindness.
Some dollar stores sell expired and foreign, non-ADA-approved formulations of toothpaste.
Mulch purchased from home improvement stores may spread the Formosan subterranean termite.
E-mail lists a variety of household uses for WD-40 brand spray lubricant.
Document pictures employee whose hands caught on fire when he lit a cigarette after using a hand sanitizer product.
E-mail lists five little-known but useful functions associated with cell phones.
Four refueling tips help consumers get the most from their gasoline dollar.
Some hotels do not properly wash and sterilize the drinking glasses placed in guest rooms.
Boxes of aluminum foil commonly include lock tabs to help hold the rolls in place.
Pouring club soda on a fire ant mound will kill the colony.
List details a number of helpful uses for cucumbers.
CFL bulbs pose a fire risk.
New clothing coming in through China contains bedbugs; running it through a dryer cycle will kill bedbugs.
The colored squares on toothpaste tubes identify the composition of the toothpaste enclosed therein.
Spraying a mixture of vinegar and water on your car's windshield will de-ice it.
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