Consumer's Dictionary Of Household, Yard And Office Chemicals

by Ruth Winter (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal
If you ever wondered about those long strings of chemical ingredients printed on
the container labels of cleaners, pesticides, cosmetics, etc., this book will
make them eminently clear. Many of these compounds are extremely dangerous and
must be used with informed care. Winter, a well-known writer on environmental
health issues whose books include the recent Poisons in Your Food ( LJ 1/91),
does not attempt to give highly technical information such as that found in
books like N. Irving Sax and Richard J. Lewis's Rapid Guide to Hazardous
Chemicals in the Workplace (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990. 2d ed.). Instead, she
gives an explanation in lay readers' terms of the uses and effects of each
substance. In addition to the dictionary listings, which are cross-indexed by
subject and by synonym, Winter's book includes an informative and
well-documented introduction, a directory that lists associations, poison
control centers, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional offices, and a
timely bibliography. Essential for public libraries.

Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Aug. 24, 2007
A Consumer's Dictionary of Household, Yard and Office Chemicals fills an
important niche by educating consumers about the less-publicized dangers of
everyday household products. This book will be an informative addition to my office library.

Product Details

Paperback: 329 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1st ed edition (June 23, 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 051758722X



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