An essential reference that identifies the hazards of household pollutants and suggests appropriate, harmless substitutes. A 200-question test directs one's attention to potential sources of problem substances--not just those cleaners under the kitchen sink but PVP plastic containers, all aerosol spray cans, asbestos and other building materials, Instant Krazy Glue, tobacco smoke, and houseplants that can irritate the skin or poison if ingested. Fritsch, a Nader environmental consultant, also suggests taking a noise inventory and checking out product placement in local stores: are lower-priced goods less accessible? are possible contaminants near foods? A distressingly useful assemblage, authoritative rather than alarmist, with bibliographies appended for each subject area.