The trend towards a healthier lifestyle that is in harmony with the environment may be a choice for some, but for Annie Berthold-Bond, author of Better Basics for the Home, it was literally a matter of survival. Berthold-Bond developed an acute sensitivity to even low levels of chemicals in 1980, and has spent years discovering and promoting safe and effective ways to rid your house of toxins. Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living offers more than 800 simple and practical ways to avoid many of the most common household chemicals, with ideas for everything from skin care to gardening. You may not be able to remove every toxin from your home, but this is a great way to get started. You can learn more of Annie’s story at her website.