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Green Housekeeping

In Which The Nontoxic Avenger Shows You How To Improve Your Health And That Of Your Family While You Save Time, Money, And, Perhaps, Your Sanity

By Ellen Sandbeck

Longing for a kinder, gentler world? As the old saying goes, everything begins at home, and odds are, if you live in the all-American household, the air inside is more toxic than the air outside, even if you live in the most polluted of cities. You regularly handle the filthiest object in your home -- the kitchen sponge -- and put the same chemicals on your face that are used in brake fluid and antifreeze.

The cleaning agents and personal care products commonly marketed to and used in American homes contain not only some very dangerous, toxic chemicals, but they also create an "overly clean," chemically bombed-out house that compromises immune systems. And with more than fifty million Americans suffering from allergies and other autoimmune diseases -- not to mention the developing and fragile immune systems of children and seniors -- large numbers of people are actually being made sicker and sicker by their homes.

Learn to live a clean, healthy, more economical way with Ellen Sandbeck, the nontoxic avenger. In this must-have book for the twenty-first- century home, this passionate, witty advocate of all things organic will teach you how to maintain every part of the home -- from living room to septic tank, kitchen floor to bathroom sink -- using safe, simple cleansers and quick preventative measures as well as the most effective organic products on the market to get the job done.

Learn time-saving, preventative housekeeping, such as taking thirty seconds to clean the shower while you shower. Take care of bathroom stains with baking soda and vinegar rather than commercial, toxic bathroom "bombs" peddled to you with such force by manufacturers. Need whiter whites? There is no bleaching power on earth stronger than the sun. Snow clean your fine rugs. Choose fruits and vegetables from the relatively pesticide residue-free list. Clean felt-tipped pen stains with vodka. Make furniture shine with olive oil and lemon. Your house will also smell as great as it looks.

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Book

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  • 648.5 San, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2008

ISBN

1416544550


Format: Book
Author: Sandbeck, Ellen
Summary: A comprehensive, "green" guide to home care explains how to create and maintain a nontoxic, hypoallergenic home using safe products, with practical tips on how to alleviate cleaning agents that contain toxic chemicals and how to clean every part of the home.
Title: Green housekeeping : in which the nontoxic avenger shows you how to improve your health and that of your family while you save time, money, and, perhaps, your sanity / written and illustrated by Ellen Sandbeck.
Publisher Date: New York : Scribner, 2008.
Subject: Housing and health Indoor air pollution -- Prevention Housekeeping -- Environmental aspects. Home economics -- Environmental aspects. House cleaning -- Environmental aspects Natural products
Isbn: 1416544550 9781416544555
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 648.5 San
Oclc: 153578773
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Bib Id: 290667

Format: Book
Author: Sandbeck, Ellen
Summary: A comprehensive, "green" guide to home care explains how to create and maintain a nontoxic, hypoallergenic home using safe products, with practical tips on how to alleviate cleaning agents that contain toxic chemicals and how to clean every part of the home.
Title: Green housekeeping : in which the nontoxic avenger shows you how to improve your health and that of your family while you save time, money, and, perhaps, your sanity / written and illustrated by Ellen Sandbeck.
Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner, 2008.
Description: xx, 426 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Housing and health
Subjects: Indoor air pollution -- Prevention
Subjects: Housekeeping -- Environmental aspects.
Subjects: Home economics -- Environmental aspects.
Subjects: House cleaning -- Environmental aspects
Subjects: Natural products
Other Title: Organic housekeeping
Notes: Reprint. Originally published as: Orgranic housekeeping. c2006.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-412) and index.
ISBN: 1416544550
ISBN: 9781416544555
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 648.5 San