Clean House, Clean Planet: Manual to Free Your Home of 14 Common Hazard Household Products

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Clean House, Clean Planet : Manual to Free Your Home of 14 Common Hazard Household Products

Author(s): Karen Noonan Logan

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 0671535951

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Clean House, Clean Planet : Manual to Free Your Home of 14 Common Hazard Household Products Paperback, 288 pages Publication date: April 1997 Synopsis: This easy-to-use guide for everyone who is concerned about the toxic chemicals in cleaning products includes remarkably simple recipes for natural, non-toxic household cleaners that really work–the secrets the cleaning industry doesn’t want consumers to know.

The Healthy Household: A Complete Guide for Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment

The Healthy Household: A Complete Guide for Creating a Healthy Indoor EnvironmentAuthor(s): Lynn Marie Bower

Publisher: Healthy House Institute

Paperback: 475 pages

ISBN: 0963715631

ISBN-13: 978-0963715630

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From Booklist, 10/01/95:
We are surrounded by chemically treated and synthetically derived items having the potential to release dangerous chemical compounds into the air. Some of these toxins are mild irritants, while others can have adverse effects on the central nervous system or can be carcinogenic. Here less-toxic and alternative products for daily living are identified, simple methods of reducing risks of irritants and hazards are discussed, and techniques to maintain a healthier indoor environment are outlined. The author, who suffers from multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) (a hypersensitivity to exposure to small amounts of synthetic chemicals), coedits an MCS support-group newsletter. Multiple chemical sensitivity is described as a relatively recently labeled condition that is not yet accepted by much of the medical community. The first chapter briefly discusses physicians who recognize and treat chemical illnesses, sources of mail-order companies handling books about MCS, and definitions of terms, including all-natural, no volatile organic compounds (VOC), and unscented. Other chapters discuss in detail personal-care products, clothing and various fibers, and linens. Interior Decorating covers wall paint, flooring, cabinets, furniture, window treatments, and lighting. Lifestyle offers less toxic choices for stationery, wrapping paper, electronic equipment, saunas, luggage, and pets. The chapters Cleaning and Housekeeping describe new procedures for cleaning, storage, and pest control with alternative products. Purifying indoor air and testing and treating home water are covered extensively. Another chapter offers views on the ever-controversial topic of electromagnetic radiation from high-voltage power lines as well as wiring and electrical appliances in the home. Throughout the text hundreds of suggestions, alternatives, and sources are given. The extensive appendix lists contacts for utility and government help, printed material, organizations and consulting services, product sources, and specialized resources for infants and children. The Healthy Household is a comprehensive source for anyone troubled by chemical sensitivities. The meticulous approach to making the home environment less toxic is well researched and practical. For circulating and reference collections on holistic and alternative medicine. Copyright 1995, American Library Association. All rights reserved

Home Safe Home: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Everyday Toxics and Harmful Household Products in the Home

Home Safe Home: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Everyday Toxics and Harmful Household Products in the Home
Author(s): Debra Lynn Dadd

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group

Paperback: 464 pages

ISBN: 087477859X

ISBN-13: 978-0874778595

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Toxins in the home can be the cause of unexplained headaches, fatigue, and depression. It is also widely believed that there is a definite link between the increased use of toxins and the rising rate of cancer. In this book, the author of Nontoxic, Natural & Earthwise and The Nontoxic Home & Office presents more than 400 tips, including do-it-yourself formulas for inexpensive, safe products to replace harmful substances found in the home. Card catalog description Home Safe Home offers more than 400 tips, including do-it-yourself formulas for inexpensive, safe products to replace harmful substances we are exposed to in our own homes. Whether you suffer from unexplained headaches, fatigue, or depression, or if you worry about the link between increased use of toxics and the rising rate of cancer, the many suggestions in this book can make your life virtually toxic-free!

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A reader from New York state , 01/07/98, rating=10:
A sure-fire formula for making your home safe This guide was written to give consumers an overview of the problems of everyday toxins and harmful household products. It’s designed to help you choose safe products depending on your interests, budget, medical conditions and lifestyle. The author has spent seventeen years investigating the toxic substances that caused a breakdown in her immune system. Each of her fast reading chapters explains a hazard and then provides a safe solution to the problem. Included are hundreds of inexpensive do-it-yourself formulas. The appendix includes pertinent information on the following topics: the harmful effects of common substances, dealing with household poisonings,recommended reading and organizations for each chapter, annotated mail-order sources with addresses and phone numbers, a directory of product manufacturers, an extensive bibliography, and an index. Every household needs a book like this because we can do something about the toxic environment in our homes. The table of contents and the index make this a ready reference book though it should read in its entirety. Then we will be better equipped to deal with the toxins in our homes. This book would make a great bridal shower gift. Highly recommended.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Ch. 1. How Safe is Your Home?
Ch. 2. Indoor Air Pollution
Ch. 3. Household Cleaning and Laundry Products
Ch. 4. Home and Garden Pest Control
Ch. 5. Water
Ch. 6. Drugs and Medications
Ch. 7. Beauty and Hygiene
Ch. 8. Food
Ch. 9. Textiles
Ch. 10. Home Office and Art Supplies
Ch. 11. Home Furnishings
Ch. 12. Babies and Children
Ch. 13. Pet Care
Ch. 14. Finding a Safe Home
App. A. Harmful Effects of Common Substances
App. B. Household Poisons
Recommended Resources
Mail-Order Sources
Directory of Product Manufacturers
Bibliography
Index