Responding to the increasing interest in the effects of chemicals in the myriad products used every day, nontoxic-living advocate Dadd offers a combined revised and expanded edition of two of her titles, published in the mid-1980s as Nontoxic & Natural (LJ 2/1/85) and The Nontoxic Home (LJ 11/1/86) and updated later as Nontoxic, Natural & Earthwise (Tarcher, 1990) and The Nontoxic Home & Office (Tarcher, 1992), respectively. This listing of toxic materials and how to avoid them uses the manufacturers' warnings and mostly resists sensationalism. Dadd's suggestions are reasonable and not too difficult to accomplish. Like Lynn Marie Bower in The Healthy Household (LJ 7/95), Dadd includes extensive resource lists, though Bower covers a wider range of products. An excellent choice for libraries not owning the Bower title.?Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, Ohio
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Debra Lynn Dadd, an internationally recognized consumer advocate specializing in identifying products that are safe and environmentally responsible, works as a consultant, lecturer, and writer to promote healthy living.
Please use only my initials. Good book. Didn't get to read much - got it for a chemically sensitive friend. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Meir Dinkels
Whilst I applaud Ms. Dadd for writing this book (she obviously saw a need and filled it, as well), it's hard for me to take advice seriously from someone who is so obviously very... Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by V Plum
This comprehensive book is a terrific resource for learning about and living more healthfully in our toxic world. Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by Ann
Loaded with the common sense information and not with a big price tag. I would recommend it to any one.Published on May 9, 2010 by J. Hix