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An eye-opener on what is in products, January 1, 1998
By A Customer
This review is from: The Nontoxic Home & Office (Paperback)
The book covers the different chemicals we can get exposed to in our homes and offices. For each type of product, she lists what warnings there can be on the labels, and what they contain of harmful chemicals. She then provides sensible recommendations on what to do – in many cases the alternatives are both cheaper and simpler. The book is organized so it starts with the most dangerous items first (cleaners and pesticides) and then works down to lesser evils, such as clothing and detergents. The author has battled sensitivities to chemicals herself and the book shows her personal experiences finding better alternatives. If you thought manufacturers kept the consumers health in mind, this is your wake-up call, especially in the personal-care area. The book even mentions obscure laws from the start of this century, that keeps hair colorings on the market, even though they are known to cause cancer. If you have problems with your indoor climate, or tolerating chemical substances, then this book can save you a lot of effort and pain. If you have small children, this book can save them from possible respiratory problems later in life.
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Still a good book 15 years later, June 5, 2011
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I got this from the library and was surprised that 15 years after publishing, it is still a good book with lots of relevant information. The author walks you through basically each part of your home or office and points out the trouble spots and how to address them (e.g. something like – your clothing – one problem is the fabric finishes – the solution is to buy natural, avoid things like no-iron or no-wrinkle, wash before wearing). This is a practical book focused on what you can do, not just what the problems are. Easy to read, well organized.
I had to chuckle a bit on the section on typewriter correction fluid and things like that that show the book’s age. Most is still very relevant though. Amazing how so much can be the same 15 years later. Obviously, there is not nearly as much on electronics as I think there would be today.
Overall a good, practical read.
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