The Everything Guide to a Healthy Home: All You Need to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers

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Adams Media, Feb 18, 2012 - House & Home - 304 pages
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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air in our houses is up to five times more polluted than air outside--so it's clear that our homes have become fundamentally unhealthy places. But there is hope! With this guide, you'll learn the immediate changes that make your home--and your life--healthier and safer by neutralizing the toxins, radiation, and chemicals that threaten the average house.

Inside you'll find: Instant-fix checklists that will immediately make your home, workplace, and school safer Room-by-room explorations of the most common and avoidable threats Special tips designed to protect vulnerable infants, children, and pets With detailed checklists that are ranked by the projected health impact of making the fix, you'll be able to make real, concrete improvements to the health of your home. Whether you make every change or just a targeted few, the decisive steps in this guide will result in a safer, more comfortable, and more livable home for you and your family.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Top 10 NoCost Ways to Createa Healthier Home
10
Introduction
11
How Healthy Is Your Home?
13
Common Household Dangers
25
Indoor Air Quality
41
Water Quality
59
EMFs and Radiation
73
Personal Care Products and Cosmetics
171
Bedroom
185
Babies and Children
197
Pets
211
Pest Control
225
Lawn and Garden
241
Outdoor Living
257
At Work
271

Decorating Your Home
87
Flooring
101
Kitchen
115
Cleaning Products
131
Bathroom
145
Killing Germs
157
Encouraging a Healthy School
283
Further Reading
295
Organizations That Support a Healthy Home
297
Index
299
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Kimberly Button is the Green Living Expert for Daytime, a nationally syndicated TV show. She offers private home consultations, and has frequently spoken about how to create healthier living environments for organizations such as the Girl Scouts of America and the city of Orlando. In 2009, she was awarded the Heart of Green Local Hero Award.

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