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Organic housekeeping : in which the nontoxic avenger shows you how to improve your health and that of your family while you save time, money, and, perhaps your sanity

Author: Ellen Sandbeck
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the cleaning agents and personal care products commonly used today are creating overly clean, chemically bombed-out houses that compromise owners' immune systems and offers healthy, organic alternatives for those products that can restore the natural balance needed for optimal health.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Sandbeck
ISBN: 0743256204 9780743256209 9781416595700 1416595708
OCLC Number: 65302461
Description: xx, 426 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Organizing --
Too much stuff --
Banishing chaos --
Cleaning outbuildings and extremely chaotic houses --
Habits --
Living lightly and happily --
The kitchen: Cleaning the range, organic cleaning, sink cleaning, kitchen odors, dishwashing, the toaster, the microwave, Why buy organic food?, preventing food poisoning, carnivore's food safety, clean cooking, choosing cookware --
The low-maintenance bathroom --
The bedroom: cleaning pillows, comforters, bed linens, blankets, mattresses, clean air choices --
Laundry: sorting, equipment, water and energy use, washing frequency, laundry aids, stain removal, dry cleaning, fabric car, rain washing, snow cleaning, storing woolens, bedding, drying techniques, ironing, sleeping bags --
General cleaning: carpets, window coverings, dusting, computers --
Indoor air quality: domestic odor control (animal odors, indoor air pollutants, gaseous pollutants, filtering, watery air), preventing fungi, mold and mildew, humidifiers and dehumidifiers --
Hazardous materials --
Fire safety --
Carbon monoxide --
Electrical fires --
What firefighters want to know --
Home maintenance --
In and around the garden: toxic runoff, the value of trees, lawns, weed control, poisonous plants, pest control, pet care and baby-proofing.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Ellen Sandbeck.
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Argues that the cleaning agents and personal care products commonly used today are creating overly clean, chemically bombed-out houses that compromise owners' immune systems and offers healthy, organic alternatives for those products that can restore the natural balance needed for optimal health.

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