Green This! Volume 1: Greening Your Cleaning

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 10, 2007 - House & Home - 256 pages
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Change the way you clean and keep your family's home wholesome and healthy with the help of expert and activist Deirdre Imus.

We all grew up thinking chemical smells like bleach and ammonia signaled "clean." But as Deirdre Imus reveals, some of the chemicals we use to maintain our homes are doing us and our families much more harm than good. In Greening Your Cleaning, the first in her Green This! series, Deirdre shows how cleaning house the environmentally responsible way can be as effective and often cheaper than the more traditional, toxic, means. This volume includes:

  • Simple, efficient cleaning methods for every room of the house
  • Spotlights on everyday products (all purpose cleaner, glass/window cleaner, laundry detergent) and the toxic ingredients you should be wary of
  • Summaries of the latest research on the toxic effects of ordinary chemicals
  • Resource lists of widely available "green cleaning" products and retailers


Filled with tips and testimonials, Greening Your Cleaning will show you how to streamline your cleaning products and practices, and how easy it is to make "living green" your way of life.
 

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GREEN THIS V01

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Imus (The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys ) continues preaching her organic and holistic philosophy in this title, asking readers to take their commitment to a green lifestyle a step further ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brandie - LibraryThing

Pretty good book. Quick, easy read. Lots of good info. But, it was pretty much all about cleaning and some info was repeated (too many times IMO). A great resource book I think. But, I'd rather have a book that had more than just cleaning info in it to own. Read full review

Contents

1A NEW MEANING OF CLEAN
3
2M Y COMMITMENT
13
3T HE FACTS
31
4T HE HOME
63
5T HE KITCHEN
89
6T HE BATHROOM
111
7T HE BEDROOM
129
8LIVING AREAS
147
9THE LAUNDRY ROOM
167
THE GREEN REVOLUTION
183
GREEN CLEANING
189
READING LABELS
197
GLOSSARY OF CHEMICALS
203
A NOTE ON SOURCES
217
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About the author (2007)

Deirdre Imus is the founder and president of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology(R), part of Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in New Jersey. She is also a cofounder and codirector of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, and the author of the bestselling book The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys.

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