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Space Heaters

Question from Melanie   I live in Minnesota, but will not be using my furnace this year. I believe there is mold in the air ducts. Had everything else checked but when I put it on I feel really out of it and last winter there was a lot of water dripping into my...

Getting fragrance out of leather seats

  Question from LA Our college daughter who lives with us bought a used car, and realized afterward (when it heated up and especially when the seats are heated) that it has been treated with a fragrance. It does not seem to come out of the heating and cooling...

Is It Toxic to Eat Off Depression Glass?

Question from TA Hi Debra, I’m wondering if you’ve ever looked into whether “Depression glass” is toxic to eat off of. I have a set that was gifted to me years ago; it was a collection that was built up over time, just as a collection, not for...

Glass Cooking Jars

Question from Karen   I’ve been shopping for large containers to hold whole grains. I’d like to keep the grains in their original packaging so the jar needs to be big to accommodate that. Basically my concern is keeping mice out (as we speak they are...

Mattress Cover

Question from Summer   I am writing to learn more about what mattress cover to purchase. Are you familiar with Boll and Branch’s organic mattress cover? https://www.bollandbranch.com/products/mattress-protector This looks good to me and I thought I’d check here...

Bedframe Stains

Question from Stefany   Hello Lisa, do you recommend any of the finishes in this furniture website? Or is it better to get it unfinished and keep it unfinished (worried due to potential mold or termite). Or would it be better to finish it myself with Vermont...

Children’s Nap Mats at Preschool

Question from Mathew   Does pu leather pose the same risks as PU foam? Is PET (PE) foam generally safer than PU foam? I work at a preschool where all the mats are 100% Polyurethane foam. I want to find safe and viable alternatives. I’ve just started learning...

Candles

Question from Madelyn   Hi Lisa! I have some questions about the toxicity of burning candles. My husband and I completely revamped our lifestyle a few years ago to a more healthy and non toxic life. We are very careful with what we buy and or bring into our home,...

Dresser

Question from Sheryl   Have you found any affordable unfinished wood dressers that are not made with toxic materials? Thanks!   Lisa’s Answer   You can check out Debra’s List for safe furniture brands.  One of those listed is Unfinished Furniture...

Styrene Butadiene Latex Toxicity

Question from Viki   Having trouble finding information, I am able to understand, on the toxicity of latex mattresses made with blended [synthetic 60%/30% natural}latex. Most of what is available on line is connected to businesses selling competing products and...

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.