Nontoxic Hangers

Question from Kate Hi Debra, Do you have any recommendations for nontoxic hangers? Have you found any wood ones with a nontoxic finish?  Can’t seem to find anything! The finishes are all polyurethane finishes and they are generally nickel or chrome plated hooks.  Not...

Nontoxic Baptism?

  Question from Colleen Hi Debra, I would like advice on how a person with MCS can get baptized (totally submerged) at a church. I’m allergic to chlorine and would probably be allergic to the other water sanatizers/cleaners (algistat and baquacil which are both...

Nontoxic Crib

Question from Rebecca Hi Debra, Looking for info on non toxic cribs and wondering if you have some recommendations to keep our baby girl safe?!! Thanks! Debra’s Answer If it were me, I would buy the SNIGLAR crib at IKEA. It’s made from sold beech and solid birch...

Blended Leather Furniture

Question from Nicole Hi Debra, First, thank you so much for your site and work – much appreciated! I have a question about leather furniture – I have a pretty severe dust mite allergy so I avoid fabric upholstery. I understand that most leather furniture is filled...

Safest Mattress for MCS

Looking at the questions that come into this Q&A, one of the most frequent is from people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) looking for a safe mattress. Even the most natural materials are not tolerated for one reason or another. Not because the...

“Nontoxic Vinyl Plank Flooring”?????

  This week I received a question from a reader. In the context of asking a completely different question, she said. “We are going to replace the current flooring with non toxic vinyl plank flooring.” Nontoxic vinyl plank flooring???? I wrote back to her and...

Lead in Recycled Ceramic Tile

  Question from Douglas Hi Debra, Are you aware that some US and Canadian recyclers are shipping lead-bearing picture tube glass from electronic hazardous waste to Spain for re-introduction into new ceramic tile? Your concerned readers would probably like to know...

PVC-free IV bags

  Question from Bonnie Hi Debra, My cat is very sick and gets subcut IV fluid at home when needed. They are made of PVC and can have DEHP. I can smell the “new vinyl shower curtain odor in the fluid by itself when I drain it into a cup. Now they are beginning to...
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