HELOISE: HINTS FOR A HEALTHY PLANET by Heloise

HELOISE: HINTS FOR A HEALTHY PLANET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From the queen of clean, eminently practical tips on how to run an ecologically safe and efficient household. Don't toss away those polluting plastic-foam trays that hold frozen dinners: one ""under the iron or other skillet will keep black marks off your cupboard shelf."" Want to get rid of ants without spraying them with toxic chemicals? Sprinkle their stamping grounds with boric acid, and ""prevent them from returning by planting mint or onions, which are insect-repelling herbs, around the house."" And so on. Here, as in her previous books, Heloise offers more tips than probably anyone will want to use--how many readers will care to recycle a paper towel by letting ""it hang so it can dry for reuse?""--but, still, her advice is sound and provides myriad simple, very accessible ways to make a real, if small, contribution to healing the sick environment.

Pub Date: April 23rd, 1990
Publisher: Putnam