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SHOW #117 The Healthy Home


HandyMa'amŽ Beverly DeJulio shows viewers a number of ways to make their homes healthier. From installing a water filter to demonstrating proper vacuum cleaner repair and upkeep, HandyMa'amŽ has lots of ideas for a healthy home. She also shows how to use natural fabric dyes as an alternative to chemicals.

Product Information

Home Improvement --Install Whole House Water Filter

  • Filter pitchers: Brita
  • Crescent wrench: Cooper Tools 919-781-7200
  • Scissors: Fiskars
  • Scissors: Olfa
  • Filters-refrigerator addition , whole house, under sink types: Omnifilter 1-800-937-6664

Simple Solution #1 --Healthier Cleaning Agents

Create It--Make "natural dyes"

  • Buckets : Leaktite
  • Pots & pans: Mirro-Wearever
  • Swag brackets: Newell Window Furnishings
  • Rubber gloves, plastic container: Rubbermaid
  • Plaster swag brackets: Wee Crafts

Maintain It --Repair / Upkeep Vacuum

  • Vacuum, replacement parts for vacuum: The Hoover Co.

Simple Solution #2 -- Lose something in carpet / pick up with nylon

  • Vacuum: The Hoover Co.


Compute It --

The Healthy House Institute

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The "Healthy Homes and Workplaces" web page


John Bower, head of The Healthy House Institute and author of a number of books about making your home healthier talks about common household hazards. Bower then suggests a number of healthy alternatives to many everyday home items, from cleaners to paints and more.
IN 47408

Beverly DeJulio's wardrobe provided by
Paul Harris,

Furnishings provided by
Marshall Fields, 1-800-480-1623

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