When It Comes to Detergents, What’s the Least Irresponsible Choice?

You turn down your thermostat, replace burned-out bulbs with compact fluorescents and buy organic cotton sheets. But when every single household purchase and decision seems fraught with questions of the earth’s survival, what’s a conscientious home dweller to do? In the Green Home, a new column that will appear frequently in print and every week online, leading environmentalists and consumer advocates will discuss ways to navigate our new domestic landscape.

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