Lyle Estill has been on the vanguard of social change for the past decade, which has placed him at the heart of the sustainability movement. Lyle is a prolific speaker and writer, and the author of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible, Biodiesel Power and now the editor of Small Stories, Big Changes. Unflinchingly honest and compulsively readable Small Stories, Big Changes provides an intimate look at the personal experience of being a pioneer in the sustainability movement, laying bare the emotional, spiritual and financial impact of a life lived in the service of change. Activist, farmer, publisher, philosopher or entrepreneur; each writer has a unique personal tale to tell.
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– 192 pages
7 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 370 Grams
BISAC: HEALTH & FITNESS / Allergies
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2003-05-26
The Sick House Survival Guide
Simple Steps to Healthier Homes
by Angela Hobbs
Curtains that make you sick? Electricity as a pollutant?? More people suffer from indoor pollution -- from chemical sensitivities -- than diabetes nowadays, often with little help from the medical profession stuck with outdated research from the 1980s. Sufferers are frequently diagnosed with 'anxiety' or allergies, and returned to the very environments that have made them sick in the first place.
The Sick House Survival Guide tells the story of how indoor pollution from a newly renovated house brought the author's regular, healthy life to a standstill - and how she successfully overcame it. In the first part, Angela Hobbs relates her downward health spiral, followed by that of her children. In desperation, she invented her own systematic search for answers, and eventually triumphed over this invisible monster. Part Two ties together existing research into the interaction of chemicals, hormones, and electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and outlines a series of interactive steps that readers can follow to identify problematic environments and transform their sick house into a healthy home. These include:
- Keeping track of environments that make you sick
- Discovering sanctuary spots where you can sleep
- Isolating foods that burden your system
- Dealing with your tap water
- Purifying your air
- Lifting the burden of synthetic fabrics, and
- Reducing your exposure to EMFs.
Part Three then discusses some of the measures being taken by other countries to mitigate the dangers of chemicals and electromagnetic fields.
Of vital interest to parents of asthmatic children, siblings of chronically fatigued adults, or spouses of chemically sensitive seniors, The Sick House Survival Guide will also be essential reading for victims themselves.