The Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly House Cleaning: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2010 - House & Home - 312 pages

For many years throughout the 20th Century, the conveniences of household cleaning items was such that no one asked where they came from or what they contained. Today, the consciousness of many consumers has started to advance due to ongoing environmental and economic concerns. For that reason, dozens of new products have developed on the market from Simple Green to Seventh Generation.
In addition to these green conscious products though, there are hundreds of ways you can change your house cleaning and maintenance to be eco-friendly, even making your own cleaning materials out of everyday items that have zero environmental impact. This book will guide you through the process of both recognizing and utilizing the most advanced eco-friendly house cleaning technology around, as well as tried and true cleaning methods that have been around for centuries.
You will learn all the necessities of green cleaning basics, starting with what your current cleaning products do to the environment, your home, and even your health. You will learn the necessary steps you need to take to transition your kitchen to green products as well as your bathroom, laundry, bedroom, and even the lights you use around your home. Learn how you can start using products that have been around for centuries and have since been forgotten in favor of dangerous chemicals.
Learn what you can do to clean up after your pets efficiently and how to keep your children safe from chemicals. Learn which mixtures work, which ones are unsafe, and what resources you can check for additional details you may need. Dozens of experts on green cleaning have been interviewed for this book, providing everything needed by any individual who wants to start changing how they clean their home for good.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

 

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Contents

The Green Seal name and logo is a trademark and property of
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Introduction
25
What Does Antibacterial Mean?
31
Identifying Products Containing POPs
37
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
44
The First Step
47
Check Your Labels
53
The Green Seal Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services
60
Stovetops and Indoor Kitchen Grill Surfaces
161
Cookware
168
The Kitchen Trash Can
181
General Quick Bathroom Cleaning Tips
187
Sinks Faucets and Bathroom Countertops
193
Scouring the Shower
200
Liberating
207
Cleaning Your Appliances
215

The Design for the Environment name and logo is a trademark and property
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The Design for the Environment DfE
66
The Seventh Generation name and logo is a trademark and property
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Make Your Own Cleaning Products
78
New Greener
81
The Green Works name and logo is a trademark and property of The Clorox Company
83
Become a Home Scientist
94
Where to Start
109
Contain Your Enthusiasm
123
Freshen Air Naturally
137
Insects and Other Uninvited Indoor Pests
145
Confronting
151
Wrestling With
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Home Electronics
234
Make Your Own NonToxic Kitty Litter
249
EcoFriendly Lawn and Garden Care
255
Outdoor Living Spaces
261
Handling Various Wall Surfaces
267
All About Flooring
269
Conquering
275
OilBased Stains
278
Taking out the Trash
293
Author Biography
307
Copyright

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Anne Kocsis worked in the Cumberland Valley school district as a teacher‚e(tm)s aide. She is currently a freelance writer and the mother of three children: a son who is a senior in high school, a son in his last year of middle school, and a daughter in fifth grade. This is her third book with Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. She is also the author of How to Be Successful in Your First Year of Teaching High School: Everything You Need to Know That They Don‚e(tm)t Teach You in School

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