Toxic Free: How to Protect Your Health and Home from the Chemicals ThatAre Making You Sick

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Penguin, Sep 8, 2011 - House & Home - 272 pages
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From the The New York Times'"Queen of Green" comes the ultimate guide for finding and eliminating the toxic chemicals in your home today.

There is no longer any question that consumer products contain toxic chemicals harmful to our families. But how do we protect ourselves, and where do we start?

In Toxic Free, Debra Lynn Dadd, hailed by The New York Times as the "Queen of Green," discusses the hidden toxic chemicals already present in our homes, their varying degrees of danger, and precise, proven methods for eliminating them from our lives in a cost- effective, environmentally friendly way.

Are you suffering from unexplained headaches, fatigue, or depression? Are you worried about the link between chemicals in the home and the rising rate of cancer? Or are you just looking to save money (and the planet in the process)?

From tips and do-it-yourself formulas to world-class research and in-depth exploration and explanation, this book provides:

  • a basic understanding of how toxic chemicals in consumer products affect your health;
  • all the tools you need to remove these toxins from your home and body- starting today;
  • and helpful guides on how to immediately save money on home-care products, as well as on the rapidly rising cost of your health care.

 

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Contents

Toxics Are Poisons
There Are Tons of Toxics
Bodies Collect and Store Toxic Chemicals
Toxics Contribute to Every Illness
You Can Be ToxicFree
The Big Five
Indoor Air Pollution
Household Cleaning and Laundry Products
Your Cells
Your Skeletal System
Your Muscular System
Your Skin
Your Nervous System
Your Circulatory System
Your Immune System
Your Excretory System

Household Pest Control
Water
Beauty and Hygiene
Food
Textiles
Interior Decorating
Home Office
How Toxic Chemicals Harm the Environment
How Toxics in the Environment Can Damage Your Health and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself
How You Contribute to Toxic Pollution in the Environment and What You Can Do to Reduce Your Toxic Impact
Community Action
Your Bodys Detoxification System
How Toxics Move Through Your Body
How You Can Support Your Detox System
How You Can Protect and Strengthen Your Detox Organs
How You Can Remove Toxic Chemicals from Your Body
Your Digestive System
Your Liver
Your Respiratory System
Your Endocrine System
Inherent Toxicity
What Happens to Toxics in Your Body
Frequency of Exposure
Dose
HighRisk Groups
IdentifyHazards and Their Expected Consequences
ManageRisk by Considering Ways to Reduce It
Precautionary Principle
Look for and Read the Warning Label on the Product
Hazardous Material Information System of the National Fire Protection Association
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About the author (2011)

Debra Lynn Dadd, an internationally recognized consumer advocate specializing in identifying products that are safe and environmentally responsible, works as a consultant, lecturer, and writer to promote healthy living.

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