Children to be banned from blowing up balloons, under EU safety rules – Telegraph

Frank Furedi, professor of sociology at the University of Kent, warned that toy safety bans were part of a trend to micro-manage children’s lives at the expense of allowing them to explore, learn and have fun through play.”Toys and activities, such as blowing up balloons, are part and parcel of the type of children’s play that helps them become independent and self-reliant,” he said.”These bans diminish the experience, both of having fun and learning, by turning play into a danger zone with rules that stifle life and adventure for children.” Under the EU legislation, Britain will have to ensure that toys are not sold in shops unless they fully comply with the new safety requirements.

via Children to be banned from blowing up balloons, under EU safety rules – Telegraph.


Green Irene Enzymatic Clean STARTER Kit

Green Irene Enzymatic Clean STARTER Kit.

Today I broke open my Enzymatic Clean Starter Kit from Green Irene. To save even more money, I purchased generic spray bottles for a dollar and added the cleaners to each bottle, as indicated in the instructions. One ounce of cleaner makes up an entire 16 oz. bottle of cleaner. There are enzymatic cleaners for the kitchen, bathroom, shower stall and places prone to mildew buildup, as well as a Stain and Odor remover and a floor cleaner. My favorite is the kitchen cleaner. It is such a pleasure to use, with a unique fresh citrus scent. I sprayed it on the stove and seconds later, the caked-on grime from the night before wiped away clean in one swipe. These cleaners are a pleasure to use. Green Irene offers Autoship with a 20% discount and free shipping. Order each cleaner from $1.99-$2.19 for the 16 oz. spray bottle. Even though a little goes a long way, you will find yourself cleaning more often, avoiding toxic fumes, freshening the air and removing dirt, grime and germs with natural enzymes that eat away the bad stuff. They are such a pleasure to use, I know I will be using these everyday. And that is saying a lot!

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