Home Safe Home|
by Debra Lynn Dadd (Author)
From Library Journal
Responding to the increasing interest in the effects of chemicals in the myriad
products used every day, nontoxic-living advocate Dadd offers a combined revised
and expanded edition of two of her titles, published in the mid-1980s as
Nontoxic & Natural (LJ 2/1/85) and The Nontoxic Home (LJ 11/1/86) and updated
later as Nontoxic, Natural & Earthwise (Tarcher, 1990) and The Nontoxic Home &
Office (Tarcher, 1992), respectively. This listing of toxic materials and how to
avoid them uses the manufacturers' warnings and mostly resists sensationalism.
Dadd's suggestions are reasonable and not too difficult to accomplish. Like Lynn
Marie Bower in The Healthy Household (LJ 7/95), Dadd includes extensive resource
lists, though Bower covers a wider range of products. An excellent choice for
libraries not owning the Bower title.?Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L.,
New Philadelphia, Ohio
Fascinating, affordable, helpful tips on how to keep your home safe from toxics
by an expert on home safety!
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
- Simply changing your type of sheets and pillows may cure insomnia.
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Tarcher; Upd Rev edition (January 1, 1997)