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The Ultimate Green Laundry Quiz
by Staff
Get smart and stop using laundry products that may be harmful to your home and family. Knowing how to use the "Fantastic Four" products to clean your clothes is eco-friendly. Take this quiz to find out how to get your laundry really green.

Which cleaning product is a member of the "Fantastic Four"?

  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • cream of tartar

What is the minimum water temperature to most effectively clean your clothing?

  • 65 degrees F
  • 70 degrees F
  • 80 degrees F

Why should you replace your washing machine from 1981?

  • less efficient
  • more efficient
  • more attractive design

What is the universal standard for phosphate use in detergents?

  • no universal standard
  • phosphates are restricted
  • phosphates are banned

What are most detergents made from?

  • natural products
  • synthetic petrochemicals
  • both answers

Where do synthetic petrochemicals come from?

  • water
  • oil
  • rock

How do soaps differ from detergents?

  • Soaps are made with natural products.
  • Detergents are made with synthetic materials.
  • Both answers are correct

Why may it be difficult to wash clothes with soap?

  • difficult to buy
  • difficult to rinse
  • does not clean well

How can you brighten your whites, and also dry green?

  • hang your clothes in the sunshine
  • use beach
  • machine dry on low heat

What is the most eco-friendly washing machine?

  • front-loading
  • top-loading
  • both answers

Where is a clothes dryer's Energy Star label?

  • no label
  • on the manufacturer's label
  • displayed on the dryer lid

What does a clothes dryer's moisture sensor do?

  • measures the amount of moisture in clothing
  • turns the dryer off when moisture is gone
  • both answers

What may boost your laundry detergent?

  • baking soda
  • salt
  • vinegar

Vinegar and water make a good laundry:

  • pre-treatment for stains
  • booster
  • whitener

Vinegar may be used to __________ clothes.

  • soften
  • steam iron
  • bleach

What may lemon juice do for your whites?

  • whiten your whites
  • fresh scent
  • both answers

Why may you want to forgo dry cleaning?

  • not eco-friendly
  • hazardous chemicals
  • both answers

What may dryer sheets contain?

  • ingredients that could irritate skin
  • ingredients that could cause other health problems
  • both answers

How may using fabric softeners reduce the life of clothing?

  • build up
  • bleach
  • fade

Which whitening product is on the list of the Terrible Ten products?

  • lemon juice
  • vinegar
  • bleach