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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A highly universal book that has something for everyone! Paige Padgett has been making me glamorously green and healthy for nearly a decade. Prior to working with Paige, I had never thought about chemicals in my cosmetics. But Paige explained that just like toxic chemicals in food, toxic chemicals in cosmetics are just as harmful to your body. We all want to be healthy, look beautiful, and feel sexy, but most people don't have the time to do a lot of sleuthing regarding products. Paige shows you step-by-step how to green your beauty routine and empowers you to make smart and affordable choices while keeping you gorgeous. — From the Foreword by Jillian Michaels In 2006, Paige Padgett revolutionized the beauty industry by launching an all-green makeup kit that was unheard of at the time, proving skeptics wrong when they said she couldn't create beautiful faces with chemically safe cosmetics. Paige is now considered the leading authority on green beauty. As she explains, "I believe in pretty, not parabens. I believe in high performance makeup without the environmental price." In The Green Beauty Rules, Paige brings the glamour of Hollywood into your home, showing readers how they can achieve killer looks without killer toxins and chemicals. Using a simple step-by-step beauty detox plan, Padgett guides readers through the decision-making process of what to try, what to toss, and what to buy. With everything from Paige's pro tips and must-haves, she shares insider secrets and practical strategies to make green beauty easy—like how to read labels, see through misleading buzzwords, and identify toxic chemicals that are prematurely aging your skin and harming you from the inside out. Through her own trial, error and real world application, Paige brings her findings from the field to save readers time, money, and energy. She cuts through the jargon and presents accurate information in a fun, user-friendly format, providing women the necessary tools to reduce their Cosmetic Footprint and live a more sustainable, healthier, and sexier lifestyle! The Green Beauty Rules is your clean beauty bible proving that green can definitely be glamorous. For readers who are new to the green beauty scene or already experimenting with eco-conscious makeup and skincare, this is the essential guide to clean cosmetics for a healthier future.
Arsenic. Mercury. Pesticides. Dioxin. Toxic gases. Your typical hazardous waste dump, right? Wrong. These materials can be found in the home. Every day, people work, live, and play amid potentially harmful toxins-things they might not even know are there. They are exposed to these toxic substances in their homes, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, foods, and consumer products. Now, two toxics experts with decades of experience in public health have created a book that separates the risks from the myths of everyday toxins. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, this guide provides scenarios and real-life examples-including important warning signs-that show how to identify problems and what to do about them. With Q&A segments, charts to help assess risk, and a special homebuyer's guide, What's Toxic, What's Not is a book no home should be without.
Discusses the effect of environmental toxins and tells how to prevent exposure to children
YOUR TOXIC ENEMY is your first step to healing Do you feel that you have exhausted every medical avenue and you aren’t any closer to finding the cause of your health problems: Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? By now maybe everyone you know is telling you that it’s all in your head and you’re starting believe them.....and it could be close to the truth. I know because I’ve been there but before you throw in the towel you need to do two things: 1. Listen to your body and 2. Read this book. Toxic chemical facts: ? ADHD, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis are diseases of toxic chemical exposure. ? There has been a 54% increase in cancer among women that work from home due to exposure to household chemicals. ? The most vulnerable to household toxic chemicals are children, pets, people with compromised immune systems and the elderly. I had a mysterious illness for over twenty years - when simply removing the toxins in my life stopped the symptoms and the healing began. In this book you will learn: How do you recognize if your symptoms are due to toxic chemical exposure? What are the most common household chemicals and how do you find them? How do you eliminate and heal your body from toxins? How do you find the right doctor? “The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.” —Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
This book examines toxic chemicals that may be present in the workplace and--with easy-to-understand, nontechnical language--examines the steps an organization can take to manage them.
The Toxic Schoolhouse is a collection of articles on chemical hazards endangering students, teachers, and staff in the education system of the United States and Canada. Some of the articles were originally published in a special issue of New Solutions: A Journal of Occupational and Environmental Policy, but all have been updated and several new articles have been added. The book is organized in three sections. The first describes problems ranging from the failures of coordination, monitoring, and siting of school buildings to the hazards of exposure to toxic substances, including lead and PCBs. The second section captures the voices of activists seeking change and describes community and union organizing efforts to improve school conditions. The third section covers policy "solutions." The authors include academics, union staff and rank-and-file activists, parent organization leaders, and public health professionals.
The author, after coming to terms with the fact that the autism and cancer affecting her family were most likely the result of environmental toxins, drastically reduced the levels of all chemicals in both her home and work environments and reveals how readers can do the same. Original. 10,000 first printing.
We live in a toxic world. And with disasters like the Gulf of Mexico oil spill of 2010 and the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan that has resulted in nuclear fallout, it is only getting more toxic by the day. But there is hope! In Toxic Relief, Dr. Colbert shows you how to deep-cleanse you body right down to the cellular level to renew your vitality, restore your energy, reclaim your health, shed toxic fat, lengthen your life, and give you a healthy glow you haven’t had in years.