By Therese Borchard
In their exceptional, informative book “The Healthy Home: Simple Truths of Protect Your Family From Hidden Household Dangers,” son-and-father team Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz tackle the topic of toxins from room to room, starting with the bedroom and ending with the garage and yard. “Every second of every day, we face an onslaught of unnecessary dangers — toxic chemicals, negative energies, unforeseen side effects and more — in our modern world,” writes Dave, the younger Wentz.
Myron, his father, who holds a Ph.D. in microbiology with a specialty in immunology from the University of Utah, throws in the statistics: “A new chemical substance is discovered every nine seconds during the workday. Chemists discovered the eighteenth millionth chemical substance known to science on June 15, 1998. Many thousands more have been developed since then.” Wrap your brain around that figure for a moment. It looks like this: 18,000,000.