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ERIC Number: ED450874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Household Detective Primer: Protecting Your Children from Toxins in the Home. CHEC's Guide to Environmental Childproofing.
Schubert, Sandra; Zelinsky, Benjamin
Designed for parents, this primer presents information on threats to children's health that can be found in every American home, including disinfectants, art supplies, pesticides, and toxins in food and drinking water. The primer also provides practical information on safe and environmentally friendly household cleaners and disinfectants, outlines an approach to controlling pests in the yard and garden without using poisons, and describes safe alternatives to toxic arts and crafts materials. Following an introduction, the primer is presented in five parts: (1) "Household Cleaners, Disinfectants, etc."; (2) "In the Play Area"; (3) "Controlling Pests in the House, Lawn, and Garden"; (4) "Food and Water"; and (5) "Disposal." The primer concludes with a list of organizational and published resources for each section. (KB)
Children's Health Environmental Coalition, P.O. Box 1540, Princeton, NJ 08542; Tel: 609-252-1915; Fax: 609-252-1536; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: W. Alton Jones Foundation, Charlottesville, VA.
Authoring Institution: Children's Health Environmental Coalition, Princeton, NJ.