Episode 66: Cleaning Green

Big Sweep at the Denver Art Museum

This week’s image is of the outdoor sculpture Big Sweep at the Denver Art Museum.

It is officially spring — time to open the windows, let the fresh air in, and sweep those winter blues away! In this episode we learn about acetic acid and its cleaning power — a natural and fairly cheap option to clean your house. Then find out how hard water can make cleaning more difficult, and what you can do about it. And finally, producer Rene Gutel explores the new trend in green dry cleaning. Chemical Agent: Acetic Acid.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:32 Introduction
00:59 Chemical Agent: Acetic Acid
03:05 Mystery Solved! Hard Water
06:05 Feature: Green Dry Cleaning
11:12 Closing Credits


This show was written and researched by Eleanor Goldberg.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from the PodSafe Music Network and Additional music includes  ”Water In Our Hands – Tiny Mile Remix,” by Dive Index (PodSafe), “House Cleaning Blues,” by Johnny Nicholas (PodSafe), and “Who Cares,” by Eddie Elkins Orchestra (

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