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More About Blenders

Last week I wrote about PTFE as an ingredient in the seal at the bottom of Vitamix containers.  I want to reframe this discussion because this is not an issue about one brand.  I have researched further and found that other blenders, high-speed, professional-grade...

Plastic-Free Holiday Lights

Plastic-Free Holiday Lights   While shopping in San Francisco last week I found these wonderful little holiday lights. I bought a box and brought them home and hung them up.    Even though they are very tiny, they produce a lovely light.   These are tiny LED lights on...

Furniture

Question from Shana I’m looking for bedroom furniture for my son’s room, as well as the master bedroom.  I’d like to find non-toxic furniture that’s traditional, rather than contemporary.  The more I look, the more confused I get!  There are...

Materials for a Desk

Question from Miriam I was wondering if you could help me with a desk. I’m looking at this one, and there are 3 different options for materials. I purchased the converter in rubberwood as I figured that was the safest, but it’s not big enough and now I am...

Chemical Smell New Paint

Question from Rick We hired a painter to redo our master bedroom with BM low VOC paint and after 5 weeks it still smells. We’ve tried a number of things to clear it, but nothing works. I recently read that heating the room to 85-90 as a Bakeout for a couple days...

Will Outside Deck Offgas Into Home?

Question from Linda I live in San Francisco and am putting in about 50, 3″ x 10″ x 24 feet beams to cantilever a deck under our house. Its treated with ACQ-A and I’m wondering if the pesticides will off gas into our home, through the floorboards....

Bite Guards

Question from Kathleen Any recommendations or warnings about OTC and custom-made (by dentist) bite guards?  I know to avoid phthalates (hence methyl acrylate), formalhehyde, and BPA.  No one seems to even report BPB.  And I’m guessing there’s a bunch of...

Plastic Bins and Hairbrush

Question from Stacy 1) Does PET plastic containers offgas? I have the plastic in my car and can get hot. 2) What do you think of the Wetbrush materials? It says nylon66 (which is fine) but what about the epoxy tips? Lisa’s Answer PET does offgass but minimally as...

Molekule Air Purifier

Question from Donna New air purifier called Molekule. Sounds intriguing. Esp as it states it kills VOC’s also on top of all else, more powerful than HEPA.  Thoughts? We just ordered 5 bamboo charcoal bags you recommended. Lisa’s Answer Molekule is an excellent...

Washing Clothing in Unfiltered Water

Question from James My house uses city water i cant afford the pure effect whole home filter at the moment but i was wondering is their another way i can wash my clothes safely without worrying about any vocs,chemcicals getting in my clothes especially the organic...

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.