It's only logical that the more we know and the more we understand about something, the more able we are to make our own wise decisions.
In today's world, knowing about toxic chemicals, their health effects, where we are exposed to them in consumer products, and how we can choose safe products is vitally important, because toxic chemicals are now associated with virtually every health problem.
For more than thirty years, I've been collecting information about the health and environmental effects of consumer products, and the logic needed to make decisions about them.
Finally, I've created a place to put all this data together to make it easy to find and understand the information needed to evaluate products for their health and environmental benefits.
It's an enormous work-in-progress that I am adding to every day.
To start with, I am taking all the data from my book Home Safe Home and putting it in a database, crossreferencing toxic chemicals, health effects, and products in which these toxic chemicals are found. This will include my recommendations for safer products found in that book.
In addition, I then will be able to add more information and updates, to create the most complete resource for data about toxic chemicals in consumer products and safe alternatives—way beyond what can be covered in the limited space of a book, and in a form that can be continuously updated.
If you have been wondering how I evaluate whether a product is toxic or safe, and how I choose products to recommend on Debra's List, all the background is going to be right here.
This site is not yet ready for viewing, but when it is, I will announce it in my Toxic-Free Zone newsletter.
A comprehensive database on toxic products, ingredients and their health effects, to help find and choose safe products for you and your family.
Helping consumers make toxic-free choices since 1982.