Hazards in the Household

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Gauchay: “It’s really important that you think about how water quality will be impacted by what you use in your daily life.”

Care Products

That’s Aislinn Gauchay of the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. She says when personal care products, harsh cleaning chemicals, or pesticides end up in the watershed, they can harm creatures that rely on good water quality to survive.

Gauchay: “Those really delicate animals - like amphibians that breathe through their skin and are so connected to the water - are so susceptible to things like that.”.

So Gauchay suggests if you would not consume a product yourself, consider if and how you use it carefully. There are often less harmful alternatives, so you can have a clean house and clean conscience!

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