Beyond Toxic-Free Industrial Products

I spend a lot of my time (as you know) working on finding and writing about toxic-free, manufactured industrial products because that’s where most people shop. But for many years now, I’ve actually been living this “other” life that is beyond industrial products. It’s...

Safe Pesticide for Spiders?

  Question from Michelle Hi Debra, I ask this question in the light that we are fighting brain cancer. We are also fighting spiders. We have done everything possible around the house-changing lighting cans, switch plates, stuffing windows with molding, diatomaceous...

Health Effects of Gas Stoves

  I saw a blog on Treehugger that environmental engineering professor Shelly L Miller tweeted a whole rush of scientific papers on the health effects of air emissions from gas stoves, so I had to run right over to her Twitter page and get them for you. Imagine my...

Thermafoil Kitchen Cabinets and Offgassing

  Question from Tammi Hi Debra, I am so grateful for your site as it has helped me on so many issues – THANK YOU. I just moved into a new house and found that the cabinets are covered in thermafoil (I was suspicious because the drawers have spots that are peeling.) I...

Window Air Conditioner Without Odor?

Question from Bonnie Hi Debra, I have owned Kenmore window ac over the years – no chemical odors. I have a new one and now is 3 months old – still has the new smell chemical. Could you post to ask others if they found one that has less odor. Thank you. Debra’s...

Cloth-covered Ethernet Cable

  Question from Lindsey Hi Debra, Can you tell me if you know of a lead-free Ethernet cable? There are cloth-covered extension can red (links found on your site) & cloth-covered USB but I can’t find any Ethernet cables. Thank you! Debra’s Answer Here’s one:...

Car Floor Mats Exposure

Question from Catherine Hi Debra, I just arrived in California to attend a weddinga nd my sister lent us a truck she has used in her business, so it’sa little rough. My husband drove my two young daughters to the beach and hiking in it. I finally jumped in it...

How to clean wood kitchen cabinets?

  Question from Colleen Hi Debra, I have original Scheirich wood kitchen cabinets in our kitchen. How do I go about cleaning and fixing water damage on the front of the cabinets below the sink and cleaning grease and greasy fingerprints off them. I don’t know...
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