Lessons from Irma

  This large tree was blown over by Irma just one block from my house. The roots came up entirely and broke the sidewalk curb.   This past week I went through an experience with hurricane Irma that could be called a “disaster.” And I just want to tell you...

Starting a Toxic Free Journey

  Question from Getting Started Hi Debra, I have three young children and I’m wondering. Where do I start? If you had to pick the top few items to start with what would it be? It’s an expensive journey to cut out toxins and I can’t really level...

Supreme Plastic for Sous Vide Cooking

  Question from Alexis Hi Debra, First of all I just wanted to thank you for sharing all your knowledge to the public regarding the toxins out there. I just love your site and I read it all the time. My question is I just bought a sous vide supreme and had been...

New Acrylic Bathtub

  Question from Mike Hi Debra, I recently purchased a new acrylic bathtub. When it was installed the smell was horrific. It filled the whole house and seemed to go into every fabric in the house, the drapes , carpet, clothes bedding towels etc. can anything be...

Inspirational Story: Wheelys Cafe

  I saw this on a news feed while waiting in an office the other day and couldn’t resist telling you about it. This business is a human-powered bicycle-cart cafe that sells organic coffee. What a great idea! And it’s catching on. “Wheelys is a chain of...

Haynes Fresh IQ

Question from Phil Hi Debra, I’ve noticed that Hanes underwear and socks all say FreshIQ on the packaging. It turns out that this a chemical applied to the fabric. I’m not sure what the chemical is, or if it’s even safe? Debra’s Answer I called...

Toxic Chemicals Found in Tattoos

  A comprehensive discussion of toxic ingredients found in tattoo inks was recently published in GreenMedInfo. It’s very technical, written in scientific language and well-documented, but full of information on the possible health effects of injecting colored...

Pesticide Exposure at the Pumpkin Patch?

  Question from Jo Hi Debra, Can I get your advice on this? You’re the only one on the web, that I actually feel that is so knowledgeable and honest!! So daughter just turned 4 years old, and her teacher has planned a trip to the farm that has a pumpkin...
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