Two Tide products had 1,4-dioxane concentrations at the high end of what was typical in the 1990s -- levels that were supposedly a thing of the past. (Note: There are likely more products than these containing the chemical; the study only looked at 20 products.)
Few people would intentionally wash their clothes in detergent that contains cancer-causing chemicals. But if you use some of the most popular laundry brands in the market, that's exactly what you could be doing.
While companies want us to share our likes and information about ourselves, that doesn't mean we have to. Nothing requires people to use +1 or any other "social" feature that discloses information about us.
Yesterday, Google announced the arrival of +1, a tool that adds an element of social networking to the company's search engine. If you think it bears any similarity to Facebook's "Like" button, you are not alone.
If Google's new "+1" is what insiders think it is, 2011 could very well be the year Google figures out how do social its way, the right way, and across its already-social platforms and search services.