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Toxic Free: How to Protect Your Health and Home from the Chemicals ThatAre Making You Sick

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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
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 8th 2011 by TarcherPerigee
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Jan 20, 2012 Anna rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Holden
Half helpful, half kooky book about how to get toxins out of your body, house, and life. Some ideas were not off the deep end, but some definitely were. I also found it somewhat annoying that the author used her book to promote her website and certain products. Granted it's her book and she can write/endorse what she wants, but I'd like my books without commercials please. I'll definately make some changes because of reading this, and look at some things a little bit more closely, but overall I ...more
Lisa  Schlottmann
Dec 07, 2012 Lisa Schlottmann rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book because I learned so much from it. I feel like I'm fairly well informed about being toxic free in some areas (like I use natural cleaners for the house, natural products on the kids and I, eat organic when possible, etc.) but there were so many things I learned from this book. It's quite eye opening even if you have been living green for awhile. I enjoyed it and will definitely make some changes. There were a few things I didn't agree with and I was a little questioning ...more
Jamie Holcomb
Dec 30, 2015 Jamie Holcomb rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, 2012, health
Dadd walks the reader through a variety of environmental and consumer sources of toxins and how they can be avoided, from the obvious (cars produce pollution, so jogging on a busy street will make you suck in a lot of nasty stuff) to the less obvious (bedsheets are often coated with chemicals to make them wrinkle-free). The book makes a great, comprehensive starting place for people who have an interest in reducing their toxic exposure, but it does a better job of raising awareness than of letti ...more
Oct 03, 2011 Sally rated it liked it
Shelves: health, skimmed
Potentially off-putting to those new to the idea that our world is poisoning us. Perhaps this book is not intended to convert anyone, simply to provide suggestions. Said suggestions are long, involved, require huge commitment and often resources. The word "toxic" is used way, way, way too many times. I am the poster child for chemical sensitivity and I found it hard to read for very long.

But the truth is, our world is poisoning us, and those with chemical sensitivity are merely harbingers. This
Apr 14, 2012 Tintina rated it really liked it
I didn't particularly like the way this book was written. The author seemed to go on and on about how she's never sick and doesn't get cavities anymore. However, I still have to give it 4 stars because it was such a wake up call for me. I was already in the process of getting rid of toxic stuff in my kitchen - old non-stick pans that were chipping, old plastics, etc. So I was very happy to come across this on a trip to the library. So many toxic items I hadn't thought about before like bed sheet ...more
Carrie Comfort
Jun 07, 2013 Carrie Comfort rated it really liked it
A lot of information about toxins. A few really great tips on how to rid yourself of toxins in your environment. I was surprised that something as simple as taking enzyme supplements helped the author. I may do some additional research on this as the book didn't go into too much detail. This book presented a lot of basic information about toxin poisoning and gave suggestions on where to do more research on your own. All in all I thought it was a good, informative read.
Aug 19, 2014 Anji rated it liked it
Good book for starters. Lots of good information but goes to extreme with supplements and things that might not be so harmful in little amounts. Interesting read!
Oct 09, 2011 Jackie rated it it was amazing
Great book. A lot of it you already know. Maybe not the names of the toxins but you are aware of their presence. Good book to inspire you to do something about it.
Mar 28, 2013 Marianna rated it really liked it
A good place to start when getting a general idea of what is toxic in your home. Some things I would like to research further.
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Debra Lynn Dadd brings over twenty years of research and real-life experience to her work as a consumer advocate for health and the environment.

With her books A Consumer Guide for the Chemically-Sensitve (self-published 1982), Nontoxic & Natural (Tarcher, 1984) and The Nontoxic Home (Tarcher 1986), Debra was the first to alert consumers to the toxic chemicals present in everyday household prod
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