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Healthy Cleaning Recipes

All-Purpose Cleaner

2 tablespoons borax
¼ cup vinegar
2 cups hot water

Mix borax and vinegar with water in a spray bottle.
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Recipe adapted from "Clean and Green" by Margaret Harris, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.



No-Streak Glass Cleaner

¼ cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 cups warm water

Mix the ingredients; apply with a sponge, or pour into a spray bottle. For lint-free results, wipe dry with crumpled newspaper, and buff to a shine.
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Recipe adapted from "Green Cleaning" by Sharon M. S. Gibson and Pamela R. Turner, The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.



Furniture Polish

1 lemon
1 teaspoon olive oil (least expensive)
1 teaspoon water

Make fresh polish each time you use it. Extract the juice from the lemon. Mix with oil and water. Apply a thin coat on a wood surface, and let sit for 5 minutes. Use a soft cloth to buff to a deep shine.
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Recipe adapted from "Clean and Green" by Margaret Harris, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.


 

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Filed Under: Family, Healthy Homes Initiative, Food and Health, Health, Rural Health December 4, 2020

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. -- A Mississippi State University Extension Service specialist has been elected to the National Board of Public Health Examiners board of directors.

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Filed Under: Children and Parenting, Creating Healthy Indoor Childcare Environments, Water, Sip Safe July 1, 2020

Two simple, daily steps can protect Mississippi’s youngest citizens from lead poisoning. Jason Barrett, an assistant Extension professor in the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, said lead in drinking water can harm children’s health. But flushing faucets each morning and using cold water for cooking and preparing baby bottles can greatly reduce exposure.

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Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Children and Parenting, Healthy Homes Initiative June 4, 2020

June is National Healthy Homes month! To celebrate, we’ve created a blog post to focus on an important health concern that could happen in and around your home. 

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Filed Under: Community, Disaster Response, Family, Healthy Homes Initiative September 16, 2019

South Mississippi Delta residents are in recovery mode after returning to homes that have been under water for nearly six months, but they need materials and assistance as they try to resume their normal lives.

Two walls of a kitchen that has been flooded show significant mold damage and damage to the drywall.
Filed Under: Disaster Response, Healthy Homes Initiative August 22, 2019

When you’re ready to hire a contractor to repair or rebuild property damaged by flooding, keep these tips in mind to help avoid being scammed.

Success Stories

Russell Carroll, a housing authority official, shares his story about Extension training.
Healthy Homes Initiative
Volume 3 Number 3

He is already good at what he does as maintenance supervisor with the Canton Housing Authority, but Russell Carroll wants to be even better.

Anytime he gets a chance to participate in a training program, he takes it. Russell Carroll cares about sharing the best practices—and implementing them—to benefit the tenants on his watch.

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