The Non-Toxic House by Louise Samways
From her website:
Almost all of our household and workplace furnishings and surfaces – as well as our clothing, toiletries, cleaners, food and drinking water – contain often harmful chemicals. With poor ventilation, dampness, dust and pollution from tobacco smoke it is increasingly evident that our homes and workplaces may be the cause of many mental and physical problems.
And the dangers of electro-magnetic radiation from everyday appliances, internal wiring and overhead power lines are now just being acknowledged.
But as psychologist Louise Samways, author of the best-selling The Chemical Connection, shows there are solutions to many of these problems.
In The Non-Toxic House she gives detailed advice on eliminating pollutants from the home and examines:
* siting, building structure and design of the house
* materials used in furnishings, heating and cooling systems and clothing and bedding
* safe alternatives for cleaners, toiletries
* control of household pests
There is a detailed section on gardening using non-toxic materials and organic methods and a complete resource list of helpful organisations.
Just a word of caution about the use of tee tree oil and eucalyptus. Many chemically sensitive people react to these. Some of the recipes contain them but there are great tips in this book.
The author accepts donations on her website and offers other downloads including “The Chemical Connection” which may be of interest to many reading this blog.
Download The Non-Toxic House (pdf requires Adobe Acrobat)