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Green Cleaning For Dummies


Green Cleaning For Dummies


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von: Elizabeth B. Goldsmith, Betsy Sheldon

11,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 03.11.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9780470446263
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 288

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<b>An authoritative guide to reducing household exposure to hazardous chemicals</b> <p>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, <i>Green Cleaning For Dummies</i> 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.</p>
<b>Introduction.</b> <p><b>Part I: A Greener, Healthier Way to Clean.</b></p> <p>Chapter: 1: Cleaning House in a Brave Green World.</p> <p>Chapter 2: What’s Green Got to Do with It?</p> <p>Chapter 3: Adding Up the Pluses of Cleaning Green.</p> <p><b>Part II: Getting to Work.</b></p> <p>Chapter 4: An Ounce of Prevention.</p> <p>Chapter 5: Assembling Your Hardware.</p> <p>Chapter 6: Mixing Things Up: A Green Cleaner Cookbook.</p> <p><b>Part III: Cleaning Green, Room by Room.</b></p> <p>Chapter 7: Everything in the Kitchen — Including the Sink.</p> <p>Chapter 8: Coming Clean in the Bathroom.</p> <p>Chapter 9: Airing the Dirty Laundry Room.</p> <p>Chapter 10: Creating a Clean and Healthful Sleeping Environment.</p> <p>Chapter 11: Greening and Cleaning the Living Room.</p> <p>Chapter 12: Transitioning from Home to the Great Outdoors.</p> <p><b>Part IV: The Part of Tens.</b></p> <p>Chapter 13: Ten (Or So) Ways Your Grandparents Got It Right.</p> <p>Chapter 14: Ten Steps — Beyond Clean — to Green Your Home and Your Life.</p> <p><b>Appendix: Green Resources.</b></p> <p><b>Index.</b></p>
<b>Elizabeth B. Goldsmith, PhD,</b> is a professor and Fulbright Scholar with expertise in work and family, consumer economics, and healthy indoor environments. <p><b>Betsy Sheldon</b> is a lifestyles author and editor with a passion for sustainability issues.</p>
<b>Your ecofriendly guide to safer, healthier housekeeping</b> <p>Want to go green as you clean? This authoritative guide provides expert, proven advice on cleaning your home with organic, nontoxic, sustainable resources. From the kitchen and bath to the living room, laundry, and even your garage, you get green solutions for every common cleaning chore.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Discover a new way to clean — learn how natural methods can save you money while improving your health and the environment</p> </li> <li> <p>Get ready to go green — prepare your house and assemble cleaning tools</p> </li> <li> <p>Protect your family — know the right cleaners to avoid (and which ones you can make yourself)</p> </li> <li> <p>Tackle your inside spaces — get green cleaning solutions for every room in the house and improve the efficiency of your appliances</p> </li> <li> <p>Go the extra mile — go beyond cleaning with ways to conserve energy and reduce waste</p> </li> </ul> <p>Open the book and find:</p> <ul> <li> <p>A room-by-room breakdown of green cleaning tips</p> </li> <li> <p>Recipes for making your own cleaning products</p> </li> <li> <p>Cost-free changes to clean green</p> </li> <li> <p>Tips for improving your sleeping environment</p> </li> <li> <p>Small changes to ease cleaning and save resources</p> </li> <li> <p>Ways to consume fewer resources</p> </li> <li> <p>An appendix of clean, green organizations and programs</p> </li> </ul>

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