Green Cleaning For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 3, 2008 - House & Home - 288 pages
An authoritative guide to reducing household exposure to hazardous chemicals

Thousands of household products contain toxic ingredients. Today, more and more people are seeking more natural cleaning methods to reduce their exposure to harsh chemicals. From the kitchen and bath to the living room and laundry, Green Cleaning For Dummies provides readers with green solutions to every common cleaning chore. Focusing on organic, nontoxic, sustainable alternatives to conventional cleaning products, it's packed with suggestions and tips for effective cleaning, and even offers green solutions for sprucing up patios, garages, vehicles, and the exterior of a house.

 

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Contents

Introduction 1
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Green Cleaning For Dummies
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Adding Up the Pluses of Cleaning Green
27
Getting to Work 41 Chapter 4 An Ounce of Prevention
43
Easy as 1 2 3? 49 Divide and conquer 50 Setting up for advanced recycling 51 A Cleaning Plan Worth Its Weight in Dust 52 A practical sequence 5...
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Steam cleaners 69 Clearing the air 70 Sniffing Out Room Fresheners 70 Cleaning the Cleaning Supplies 72 Chapter 6 Mixing Things Up A Green
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Cleaning Green Room by Room 101 Chapter 7 Everything in the Kitchen
103
Coming Clean in the Bathroom
125
Creating a Clean and Healthful
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Greening and Cleaning
183
Transitioning from Home
207
The Part of Tens 235 Chapter 13 Ten Or So Ways Your
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A Greener Healthier Way to Clean 7 Chapter 1 Cleaning House in a Brave Green World 9 Chapter 2 Whats Green Got to Do with It? 15 Chapter 3 A...
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Green Resources
259
Index
265
Copyright

Airing the Dirty Laundry Room
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Elizabeth B. Goldsmith, PhD, is a professor and Fulbright Scholar with expertise in work and family, consumer economics, and healthy indoor environments.

Betsy Sheldon is a lifestyles author and editor with a passion for sustainability issues.

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