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Publisher Comments:

Home Safe Home is the ultimate reference of its kind, written by the leading authority on eliminating toxics in the home. It offers more than four hundred tips, including do-it-yourself formulas for inexpensive, safe products to replace the harmful substances we are exposed to in our own households. If you suffer from unexplained headaches, fatigue, or depression, or if you worry about the link between increased use of toxic chemicals and the rising rate of cancer, the many suggestions in this book can make your life virtually toxic-free!  

Here are some of the many useful facts you'll learn:

 

- You can make a window cleaner from vinegar and water that is safe, more effective, and less expensive than any product on the market.

- A mineral powder, which costs pennies per use, is the safest way to get whites their whitest.

- Simply changing your type of sheets and pillows may cure insomnia.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 416-420) and index.

About the Author

Debra Lynn Dadd, an internationally recognized consumer advocate specializing in identifying products that are safe and environmentally responsible, works as a consultant, lecturer, and writer to promote healthy living.

Table of Contents

Home Safe Home Acknowledgments

Author's Note

Introduction

How to Use This Book

Chapter 1: How Safe Is Your Home?

New Studies Show Household Toxics Really Are Toxic

Creating your Own Safe Home

Chapter 2: Assessing Your Risk

Types of Toxicity

Our Chemical Exposures

How Toxic Chemicals Get into Our Bodies

What Our Bodies Do with Toxic Chemicals

How to Determine If a Product Is Toxic

Why You Should Be Concerned about Household Toxics

Chapter 3: Household Hazardous Waste

Chapter 4: Indoor Air Pollution

Air Filters

Humidity

Automobile Exhaust

Secondhand Tobacco Smoke

Combustion By-products-Gas Applilances, Kerosene Heaters, Fireplaces, and Woodstoves

Asbestos

Radon

Mold

Plastics

Lead

Electromagnetic Fields

Smoke Detectors

Christmas Trees

Chapter 5: Household Cleaning and Laundry Products

Drain Cleaners

Oven Cleaners

Furniture and Floor Polishes

Silver Polishes and Other Metal Cleaners

Ammonia and Other All-Purpose Cleaners

Basin, Tub, and Tile Cleaners

Mold and Mildew Cleaners

Disinfectants

Rug, Carpet, and Upholstery Shampoos

Spot Removers

Dry Cleaning

Chlorine Bleach

Laundry Detergents

Fabric Softeners

Electrostatic Cleaning Cloths

Spray Starch

Dishwasher Detergents

Glass Cleaners

Scouring Powders

Air Fresheners and Odor Removers

Dishwashing Liquids

Chapter 6: Home and Garden Pest Control

Lawn Care

Garden Pesticles

Rat and Mouse Killers

Household Isecticides

Insect Repellents

Mothballs

Lice Shampoos

Termiricides

As a Last Report

Chapter 7: Water

Bottled Water

Water Filters

Chapter 8: Drugs and Medications

Arthritis, Fever, and Aches

Heartburn, COnstipation, Diarrhea, and Nausea

Allergic Hay Fever

Colds and Coughs

Insomnia

If You Must Take Medications

Chapter 9: Beauty and Hygiene

Denture Cleaners

Feminine Deodorant Sprays and Douches

Hair Sprays and Styling Mousses

Shampoos

Mouthwashes

Toothpastes and Toothbrushes

Astringents and Toners

Nail Polishes and Nail-Polish Removers

Hair-Removal Products

Hair Colorants

Permanent Waves

Tampons and Sanitary Pads

Contraceptives

Perfumes and Aftershaves

Antiperspirants and Deoderants

Bubble Baths

Soap and Other Skin-Care Products

Cosmetics

Sun Protection

Talcum Powder

Toilet Paper and Tissues

Lubricants

Chapter 10: Food

Coffee

Meat, Poultry, and Eggs

Milk and Dairy Products

Fats and Oils

FIsh and Seafood

Sweeteners

Food Poiseners

Food Irradiation

Cookware

Dishware

Food Storage

Microwave Ovens

Barbecued and Broiled Foods

Alcoholic Beverages

Vitamin and Mineral Dietary Supplements

Chapter 11: Textiles

Clothing

Beds and Bedding

Shower Curtains

Footwear and Shoe Care

Luggage and Bags

Fabrics, Yarns, and Notions

Irons and Ironing-Board Covers

Kitchen and Table Linens

Bath Linens

Chapter 12: Home-Office and Art Supplies

Epoxy, Rubber Cement, and Super Glue

Typewriter Correction Fluid

Artists' Colors

Computers

Copy Machines, Computer Laser Printers, and Plain Paper Facsimile Machines

Paper

Chapter 13: Babies and Children

Safeguarding Your Children from Toxics

A Safe Nursery

Cribs

Diapers

Babies' and Kids' Clothing

Baby Food

Toys

Baby-Care Products

Chapter 14: Pet Care

Flea Control

Pet Food and Nutritional Supplements

Chapter 15: Home Finishings and Furnishings

Houseplants

Paints and Finishes

Carpeting and Flooring

Furniture

Candles

Light

Wallpaper

Window Coverings

Chapter 16: Building and Remodeling Materials

Hiring Builders

Curing a Sick House

Keeping the Costs Down

Quality Control

Adhesives

Caulk

Ceramic Tile

Plumbing

Cabinets and Countertops

Sheathing, Subflooring, and Paneling

Doors

Insulation

Walls

Framing

Roofing

Windows

Siding

Chapter 17: Finding a Safe Home

General Location

Immediate Surroundings and Building Shell

Finishing

Appendix A. Harmful Effects of Common Substances

Appendix B. Household Poisons

General Precautions for Using Household Poisons

Emergency Action for Household Poisonsings

For Further Information

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874778595
Author:
Dadd, Debra Lynn
Author:
Dadd-Redalia, Debra
Author:
Dadd
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Toxicology
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking - Household Hints
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Housing
Subject:
Indoor air pollution
Subject:
Safety education
Subject:
Housing and health
Subject:
Household supplies
Subject:
Home accidents
Subject:
Air Pollution, Indoor
Subject:
Environmental exposure.
Subject:
Household Products.
Subject:
Consumer Product Safety.
Subject:
Healthy Living
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Household supplies -- Toxicology.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Household Management
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.36x6.06x1.25 in. 1.18 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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