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See How I Search for a Non-Toxic Footstool

I’m in the market for a non-toxic footstool for my husband.  He has a chair that he uses in a quiet corner of our house and would like to be able to put his feet up.  Since it’s not in a main room of our house, I’m not looking for investment-quality furniture but I...

Old Tupperware

Question from Theresa I have pieces of Tupperware that are now 30 years old in my kitchen. I’d like to make use of it, but am wary of old plastics.  Is there any health threat from it? What about 20-year-old Rubbermaid storage containers?   Lisa’s Answer...

Modem

Question from Andi I got a new modem in early November and was concerned that it would produce smelly fumes.  I was pleasantly surprised – it was fine. But now,  just over two months later, when I am near it, it smells very strong from the fumes. Maybe I am just...

Oeko-Tex and Bedding Material

Question from Roger I try to buy organic or natural bedding but it can be expensive and I am not from the United States. For pillows I can’t use down/feather and want to avoid synthetic but all natural options are very expensive or have other issues (Kapok is...

Cutting Board

Question from Adriana I would like to know if there’s a wood and wood alternative cutting boards available that are toxic free; ie, they contain no formaldehyde, no mineral oil or any other toxin.  I’m looking for individual cutting boards for veggies, fruits and...

Sodium Ascorbate to Absorb Chlorine

Question from Fran I have chemical sensitivities and chlorine is one of my triggers. I just ordered filters (from Igor) for my kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower. Because Pure Effect does not have a whole house system anymore, I am also wondering about my...

Where to Find Non-Toxic Clothing

Last week I wrote about toxins in clothing.  The thought of finding non-toxic clothing when there is so little transparency can be overwhelming.  Fortunately, there are many companies selling chemical-free clothing.  Here’s how to find them.   Debra’s List  ...

So Many Chemicals in Clothing

Clothing can be one of the most challenging areas to navigate for people trying to live a non-toxic lifestyle.  Over 8000 chemicals are used in the production of clothing but the U.S. does not have a regulatory agency dedicated to overseeing textile production.  There...

Low-EMF and Low Off-gassing Heater with 3 Prongs

Question from Sue I read through the recommendations for space heaters on this site.  I did further research, and though the suggestions are low-offgassing, they are not low-emf.  I have severe electrical sensitivities (as well as severe chemical sensitivities).  I...

ARE TOXIC PRODUCTS HIDDEN IN YOUR HOME?

Toxic Products Don’t Always Have Warning Labels. Find Out About 3 Hidden Toxic Products That You Can Remove From Your Home Right Now.