Finding Free Nontoxic Products

Most of what I write about on this website is how to find nontoxic products for purchase. Because most readers are buying products rather than making them. But I do want to mention that it is also possible to simply find nontoxic products or have them “fall out of the...

How to find a holistic home?

  Question from Emily Hi Debra, Thank you for all the information you have worked hard to share with others. There’s so much helpful advice on your website and I have barely started to read through it! I am in transition as far as a place to live and am looking...

Things Are Better Now Than Yesterday

A reader emailed me a collection of product ads from the past and I just had to share some of them with you.   THE DUTCH BOY’S LEAD PARTY   This advertising booklet tells the story of the Little Dutch Boy, peddler of Dutch Boy White Lead Paint, who throws a party for...

A Toxic Free Aesthetic

  A few weeks ago I received this email from a reader: “I’m wondering where you got your glass measuring cup shown here: http://www.debralynndadd.com/toxic-free-kitchen/dish/beverage/fresh-coconut-milk-and-cream/ It looks like it is free of painted-on...

Costco Tackles Toxics With A New Policy

Costco has announced a new policy that will reduce harmful chemicals in the products they sell. As a Costco member UI’ve been seeing a trend in this direction at their stores. I’m happy to see they will be continuing in this direction. SAFER CHEMICALS, HEALTHY...

What is “Tooth Remineralization?”

  Question from Susan Hi Debra, I’ve been seeing some tooth products say that they “remineralize” teeth. What does that mean and how would I know if such a product is working and my teeth are actually being remineralized? Debra’s Answer That’s a very good...

How Safe Are The Different Clothing Fibers?

  Question from Holly Hi Debra, I saw the recent question about viscose and wondering if you could do an analysis of the most common clothing fabrics or fibres, and your recommendation whether they are good or bad? Just to name a few, how about bamboo, cotton, organic...
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