Home Supplies, Organic Foods, Clothing, Products, Safe Travel Lodgings,
Services & Information)
Volume 1: Greening Your Cleaning,” by Deirdre Imus. Available at
Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy, Non-Toxic
Jeffrey Hollender. Available at Amazon.com
A list of supplies
reduce waste and chemicals in your home, by Linda Mason Hunter, as
Better Homes & Gardens, August, 2007.
1. Paper products.
shopping for paper goods, choose those with the highest “post consumer
content you can find, either unbleached or whitened without chlorine;
2. Candles. Replace
paraffin candles, which are made from crude oil, with cleaner-burning
3. Trash bags.
biodegradable bags or those made with at least 65% recycled content.
4. Light bulbs.
fluorescent bulbs use one-quarter of the energy of incandescent bulbs
ten times longer.
5. Reusable cloths.
cloths, for dusting or wet cleaning, can be washed and reused.
cellulose or natural sea sponges instead of plastic ones. Old
come in handy for cleaning grout.
7. Cleaning Products
Polishing wood: Choose a vegetable-based soap to polish wood floors and
furniture, such as Murphy’s Oil Soap;
Dish detergent: Choose detergents free of chlorine, phosphates, and
chemicals, such as Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Powder (available at
shopnatural.com); Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dish Soap (mrsmeyers.com);
Generation dish & laundry soap.
c. Surface cleaners: Shaklee Basic H2 Organic
Super Cleaning Concentrate
Scouring powder: Bon Ami
e. Whiten surfaces: Jason Heather’s Oxygen
Bleach Cleanser (vitacost.com)
8. Mix your own
Baking Soda. This works
proteins, grease, and animal messes. Because it’s slightly abrasive, it
used for scouring, and it’s a natural deodorizer.
Distilled White Vinegar.
mild acid works alkaline substances, dissolving scale, inhibiting mold,
cutting soap scum. It’s terrific for stains such as coffee, rust, and
Castile Soap. Try castile
made with olive oil, or a vegetable-based soap. Both attach to soil at
molecular level, so you can rinse dirt away with water.
Soft Scrub: Add enough
1/8 cup baking soda to make a creamy mixture. Apply with sponge to
rinse the surface well. Use and discard.
Appliance Cleaner: Dry
soda shines up small appliances and even removes bread wrappers burned
toaster. Try rubbing a teaspoon onto your grubby blender or food
with a clean flannel cloth.
Sprinkle toilet bowl with ¼ cup baking soda. Drizzle with
¼ vinegar, then
scour with a toilet brush.
Oven Cleaner: Sprinkle
½ cup baking soda (more if needed) and spray with water. Let sit
hours or overnight before scraping up stains and spills. Rinse
Hardwood Floor Cleaner: In
or bucket, mix ¼ cup distilled white vinegar in one gallon warm
wood or linoleum floors, and then rinse with water, making sure not to
large pools to dry.
see “Food & Other Sustenance” for other organic food stores)
strict organic standards delivered to your door.
1547 Rockton Road
Caledonia, IL 61011-9572
Fax: 815-389-31061547 Rockton Road
and natural foods grocery store.
store locations in “Food & Other Sustenance”)
Organic and natural
Evanston, IL 60202
500 E. Ogden Ave.,
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
clothing & accessories for men & women
Van Nuys, CA 91401
chemical and fragrance free
P.O. Box 514
product guide features medically tested and approved allergy
and asthma prevention products.
Grove, IL 60053
that can eliminate allergy‑causing substances.
Skin, and Body
4419 N. Manhattan Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
American Environmental Health Foundation
adults and kids
asthma, and health care products.
Hidden Creek Way, Suite E
110 West Elizabeth
Austin, TX 78704
13827 39th Dr
Marysville, WA 98271
Environmental Illness Resource
List of products
Organic cotton, untreated
Foust Co., Inc.
purifiers, water filters, HVAC filters, low odor paints, sealers,
supplies, biodegradable oil, face masks, books, videos.
beds and fabrics
86 Coolidge Avenue
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
Organic and natural product
humans and pets
PO Box 158
Huntington, VT 05462.
Healthy Green Goods
toxin-free products for
your home, body & future.
Evanston, IL 60202
safe clothing, linens, and other home furnishings.
Lake, NJ 07828
Lang, Makura Miracle Pillow ™
3032 N Sheri St
Orange, CA 92865
free beds, organic mattresses and bedding. Call to find
out about the chemicals in your current mattress.
PO Box 1774
Grass Valley, CA 95945
building supplies and water filtration with low toxicity levels
service using non-toxic, natural cleaning products. Both
residential and commercial cleaning; daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and
North 76th Court
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Paint Store, Inc.
3455 N.E. 12
Terrace # 4
Fort Lauderdale FL
Uses organic cotton in
call, or use the website to request a catalog.
8550 White Fir St.
P.O. Box 32050
Reno, NV 89523-2050
friendly nutrition, personal care, and household products
Natural and organic
2650 Old National
HEPA Air Filters
5795 Bellingrath way
Lithonia, GA 30058
Safe Travel Lodgings
Naperville, IL 60563
Non-toxic cleaning products, “green” rooms. Call ahead because they do
Tide and Downey in their laundry.
Country Life Bed &
green haven for travelers with environmental
sensitivities. Innkeepers Wendy and Richard Duvall, who are also
sufferers, eschew scented laundry and household cleansers for vinegar,
soda and other natural commodities, and offer guests hypo-allergenic
and mattress covers. 67 Tabor Road, Greenwich, NY 12834; (518)
Chicago O'Hare Airport
Enviro-Rooms available for
those with asthma or allergies. Contact below for more information.
Intl Airport, PO Box 66414, Chicago, Illinois 60666
also the Safer Travel Directory)
smoke-free as of September, 2007
Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance,
Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace
and Marriott ExecuStay.)
Reservations in the USA & Canada:
Lodging Directory for the Health
Conscious and Chemically Sensitive
features free housing ads
the 2007 - 2008 Safer Travel
Directory, pay $17.00 for USA/Canadian destinations and $23.00 for
Or: Order by check/money order
Send check or money order (US funds only) payable to:
P.O. Box 848393
Pembroke Pines, FL 33084
Sampling & Analysis
MS in CIH
Wilmette, IL 60091
cell ph: (847)
$350 for Mold Test;
back in one week.
of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Algonquin Road, Suite 550
Heights, IL 60005
an allergist near you on their website, or call 1-800-842-7777
available on ways to keep indoor air clean and how to
build a healthy home.
Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10006
for your home
820 S. Rockefeller
Health Center of the National Safety Council
a variety of outreach and education activities on air
Division of the National Safety Council
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1200,
substantive information and key documents on a variety of
environmental health issues.
Education and Health Services, Inc.
done research on electric and magnetic fields, among other
Green/Center for Environmental Health
for policies that protect children. Has a recommended
reading list for children and tapes with environmental messages, some
books. Sells books for children, t-shirts, and reusable shopping bags
Generation Green logo.
and non-toxic building materials
N. 2nd Street
dry-cleaning, naturally. Has pickup and delivery service.
area runs from the South Loop in Chicago to Wilmette. If you live
delivery area, please call and we will evaluate expanding our route.
Green Seal is an
non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and
transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacture, purchase,
and use of
environmentally responsible products and services.
Washington, DC 20036-5525
18th Street NW
to help you improve your
home's interior environment, especially its indoor air quality.
available on their web site.
North Sewell Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408
on-site inspection to determine quality of air and presence
of toxic chemicals, mold, carbon monoxide, radon, and electromagnetic
Duane St. #204
Ellyn, IL 60137
pertinent MCS stories and research.
Available as PDF or
This site lists
mostly in the Southwest. http://www.healsoaz.org/housing.htm
Quail Haven, a
community 30 miles from Tucson, often has housing for sale. Contact
(National Ecological and Environmental Delivery System)
for chemically sensitive persons.
Charles Avenue, Suite 12-A
supplements, health and beauty aids, and domestics.
Box 580th Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13057
Furniture Co. (formerly Realmuto Furniture Works)
non-toxic furniture from scratch.
W. Carroll Ave Suite C-205
Chicago, IL 60612
used to dry clean clothing is allowed to dry out
completely before returning to customer.
the Environmental Health League) is a non-profit organization
that helps MCS people.
Toxic Free North Carolina
whose goal is to rid North Carolina of pesticide
in NC: 1-877-NO-SPRAY (1-877-667-7729)