The Complete Guide to Household Chemicals

The Complete Guide to Household Chemicals

Book - 1995
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Random House, Inc.
Chemistry professor Robert J. Palma, Sr., and Mark Espenscheid tour the house: from kitchen to bathroom, laundry room to living room, the garage, and even the back yard. Discussing the products we buy and the ways we use them from antiseptics to antifreeze, deoderants to decongestants, sunscreens to soil additives this fascinating guide provides comprehensive knowledge of food preservatives, cleaners, personal hygiene products, and other items that we've come to depend on. This information will encourage intelligent shopping, teach ways to use products more wisely, and show how we can do our part to help the environment by safely disposing of household chemicals.

Book News
A trip through the rooms of the average American home, examining common household products and their ingredients, such as sunscreen, antifreeze, cleaning products, and food preservatives, and offering consumer tips and advice on safe disposal in a question-and-answer format. Includes appendices on chemical elements and their symbols, toxicity levels and precautions, and contacts for manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, plus a glossary. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1995
ISBN: 9780879759834
Branch Call Number: 640 P17
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Espenscheid, Mark


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