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Blog/Opinion: Book Review: The Healthy Home

By HHI Staff

Simple and useful describes the advice The Healthy Home book gives. The authors, Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz, have put easy, implementable steps into one book, sparing you from much of the research you might otherwise have to do. The authors suggest that taking just one little step at a time can have a substantial impact on reducing your exposure to hazards and toxins at home.

 

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The Healthy Home covers the basic areas of your home in five units: "the bedroom," "the bathroom," "the kitchen," "living areas," and " the garage and yard." Each unit contains two to three chapters on specific spaces and/or dangers to target.

Pop quiz! Each chapter starts out with a quiz to help you determine how toxic your home is in the discussed area (we suspect, surprisingly high in many cases). But at the end of each unit, you have an opportunity to redeem yourself by marking which suggested steps you will implement — improving your home health score.

Other helpful features of The Healthy Home book include:

  • Simple Solutions - Each chapter highlights simple solutions in the margins, so that even when just skimming the book, you can still glean useful information.
  • Cellular Truths - Sidebars in each chapter discuss medical information on how different substances, such as toxins, can affect our cells.
  • Ask the Scientist - Dr. Wentz answers common questions about household health hazards.
  • Illustrations - Satire-type cartoons drive home the principles of reducing dangers to your health.
  • Links for More Information - Throughout the book, links are included for more in-depth information on making healthy choices.

All these features break the book into small, readable bites, making it an easy read.

Overall, we feel The Healthy Home will be a book you'll reach for again and again as both a reference and a living guide for making your family healthier.

 

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Book Review: The Healthy Home:  Created on May 21st, 2011.  Last Modified on May 26th, 2011

 

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