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Organic 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

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Title: Organic 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
Condition: Used
Author(s): Ellen Sandbeck
Topic(s): Cleaning; Caretaking & Organizing, Repair, Health & Fitness, House & Home, Healthy Living
Format: Hardcover
Features: Dust Jacket
Year: 2006

Details: 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.

ISBN: 9780743256209
LCC: HQ
OCLC_OWI: 3860507225

Additional information

Weight2.5 lbs
Dimensions18 × 14 × 3 in
Authors

Brand

ISBN

9780762748778

Book Title

Organic 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

Condition

Used – Good

Era

Features

Dust Jacket

Genre

,

Language

Narrative Type

Nonfiction

AgeGroup

Adults

Gender

unisex

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Material

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No

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OCLC_OWI

ConditionGood