Stuffed GUND Elmo Plush Toy

  Question from Maggie Hi Debra, I just noticed the materials in my son’s plush Elmo that he sleeps with. Should I be concerned? They consist of “polyester fibers, polyethylene beads, polyethylene stiffener, polyurethane foam.” Debra’s Answer I’m not so...

Cotton Compression Hose

  Question from Bonnie Johnson Hi Debra, I was just told by my cardiologist that I need to start wearing compression hose to help with a heart issue. Are there any safe ones? Cotton? I have seen some but they are nylon and spandex. Not sure what to do. Debra’s...

Natural Sunscreen 2018

    Every year about this time everyone writes about sunscreen, so I I write a new post about sunscreen, too. And I received a question about it this week, so… First, please read Debra’s Guide to Choosing Natural Sun Protection. Though I wrote it some...

Is there a PVC-free Kid’s Pool?

  Question from Romina Hi Debra, Do you know of any PVC-free kids pool besides the small hard side baby pools? My kids are 3 and 5 and looking at a small to medium inflatable pool, but cannot find any option that doesn’t have PVC. Thanks. Debra’s Answer I...

Misleading Claim Number 01350

Our United States government has been quite clear that they don’t want false and misleading statements or impressions made about alleged health or environmental benefits of products. So I’ve been keeping an eye out for misleading communications about the safety of...

How Can I Get This Perfume Out Of My Hair?

Question from Alicia Hi Debra, I had my hair cut in a salon yesterday and the fragrance from the product they put in my hair will not come out. The scent is driving me crazy. I spent most of the day yesterday trying to wash it out. I showered, I soaked in the tub. I...
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