Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy, Non-Toxic Cleaning

Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy, Non-Toxic Cleaning

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by Jeffrey Hollender
     
 

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Compelling evidence links the chemicals in household products to cancer, asthma, allergies, multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome—also known as environmental illness—hormonal disruption, reproductive and developmental disorders, and other conditions. Yet cleaning products are exempt from the full ingredient disclosure on product labels as required for

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Compelling evidence links the chemicals in household products to cancer, asthma, allergies, multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome—also known as environmental illness—hormonal disruption, reproductive and developmental disorders, and other conditions. Yet cleaning products are exempt from the full ingredient disclosure on product labels as required for food and personal care products and enter the marketplace with little or no testing for potential health risks.

Naturally Clean explains the dangers of traditional cleaners and provides illuminating statistics that illustrate how the chemicals found in almost every home are known or likely to cause a host of serious health problems. The book’s easy-to-understand introduction discusses basic household chemistry, concepts of toxicity and types of toxic exposure, and the difference between natural, organic, and synthetic chemicals.

A room-by-room guide provides tips for:

• A healthier kitchen
• Keeping your bedrooms safe
• Mold, mildew, and soap scum: spotless bathrooms
• Special precautions for cleaning children’s rooms

Naturally Clean also features a comprehensive product selection guide that analyzes over 300 natural and traditional cleaners: everything from laundry products through oven cleaners, disinfectants, spot removers, carpet cleaners, and bathroom cleaners. This handy, easy-to-use reference rates the household cleaning products found on the shelves of natural food and grocery stores, providing Seventh Generation’s pick of your healthiest and safest options. A resource guide tells readers where to find additional information, and an at-a-glance glossary helps understand key terms.

Royalties from the sale of Naturally Clean will benefit the Children's Health Environmental Coalition (www.checnet.org) in their efforts to educate parents about environmental toxins that can affect children's health.

Jeffrey Hollender is president of Seventh Generation, Inc., the leading brand of natural household products, and author of the bestseller How To Make the World a Better Place. He speaks on social and environmental responsibility worldwide.

Geoff Davis is a freelance writer and editor of Seventh Generation’s consumer newsletter Non-Toxic Times.

Meika Hollender is an author who specializes in personal care products.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550924015
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,055,541
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Hollender is President&Corporate Responsibility Officer at Seventh Generation, Inc., a multiple award-winning company known for its progressive business practices. The founder of a community bank, director of the Social Venture Network, and advisor to The Council on Economic Priorities' best-selling guide book, Shopping for a Better World, he speaks widely on social and environmental responsibility worldwide. Geoff Davis is a freelance writer whose work has been featured by a wide of variety of nationally known companies and organizations including Ben&Jerry's Homemade, Inc., Gaiam, Inc., the National Geographic Society, and Seventh Generation. He is currently the editor of the Non-Toxic Times, the latter's monthly consumer environmental newsletter. Meika Hollender is a student and author who's work has appeared in the Green Guide. She specializes in studying personal care products.

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Jencole More than 1 year ago
I read this book a couple of years ago. It is my go to book on all things cleaning and I must say it is awesome! I encourage everyone to read it. Not only is it an easy read but it gives some great information on cleaning products and our home. It makes me feel very good to have switched to natural cleaning methods. I think the one thing I was surprised about is even though the book is sponsored by Seventh Generation, it is not an endorsement for all their products. In fact it really is an endorsement for making your own products. There is a lot of research sited in the book for those non believers out there. After reading this book you will find yourself throwing out (properly dispose of them since they are toxic substances) all your traditional, unregulated, untested, and unsafe cleaning products.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago