There are many things to consider in detoxifying your home. Water filtering systems, air filtering and circulation systems, heating systems, the kind of paint you have on your walls, the materials in your carpets, the types of insulation in your home, etc. To get started clearing the toxins from your home, have a look at the following resources.
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The Environmental Protection Agency can direct you in almost any aspect of cleaning up your home, including household hazardous waste pickup. For more information on how the EPA can help you, visit the EPA Hotlines website or have a look at their Compliance Assistance Centers.
The Earthworks Group
The Earthworks Group is an excellent group for finding leads concerning elimination of home toxins and energy-saving guidelines. They keep track of a variety of references on a national level.
Best Air Purifiers
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- Airborne Particulates
- VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
- Pet Dander
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- Nontoxic and Natural by Debra Lynn Dadd
- The Nontoxic Home by Debra Lynn Dadd
- The Earthwise Consumer (a newsletter) by Debra Lynn Dadd
- Making the Switch: Alternatives to Using Toxic Chemicals in the Home. A publication by the Local Government Commission, 909 12th St, Ste. 205, Sacramento, CA 90401
- Hazardous Wastes from Homes from Enterprise for Education, 1320A 3rd St, Ste. 202, Santa Monica, CA 90401
- The Guide to Hazardous Products Around the Home. This publication includes how to make alternative products. It is put out by the Household Hazardous Waste Project at Box 87, 901 South National Ave, Springfield, MO 65804 (417)836-5777.
- Detergent Fact Sheet by the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
- Household Hazardous Waste Wheel by the Environmental Management Institute, 10 Newmarket Rd, POB 932, Durham, NH 03824
- Household Hazardous Waste Chart by the Water Pollution Control Federation, 601 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1994. (703) 684-2438
Pesticides And Pest Control
- National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides at 530 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003. They have many pamphlets and articles. They also put out a newsletter, Pesticides and You.
- IPM Practitioner. A magazine about Integral Pest Management published by the Bio-integral Resource Center, POB 7242, Berkeley, CA 94707.
- TLC (a newsletter) and For Our Kid’s Sake (a book) published by Mothers and Others, 40 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
- Least Toxic Pest Management for Fleas by the Bio-integral Resource Center, POB 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707.
- The Chemical-free Lawn. A book by Warren Schultz (Rodale Press 1989)
Products: Kitchen And Household
- Earthcare Paper Company at POB 3335, Madison, WI 53704 (608)256-5522, for a catalog and information. Products include bleach-free paper products, biodegradable nontoxic bags made from 100% cellulose.
- Seventh Generation at 10 Farrell St, South Burlington, VT 05403 for kitchen products.
- The Household Hazardous Waste Project at Box 87, 901 South National Ave, Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 836-5777
Natural Fiber Diapering Products
- Mothering Magazine at PO 1690, Santa Fe, NM 87504
- BioBottoms at PO 6009, 3820 Bodega Ave, Petaluma, CA 94953. A catalog is available for a small fee.
- Baby Bunz and Company at PO 1717 Sebastopol, CA 95473. A catalog is available for a small fee.
- Diaperaps at POB 3050, Granada Hills, CA 91394, (800)251-4321