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PFAS Chemicals Found in Farm Produce

PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a family of chemicals that are used to make non-stick coatings such as Teflon.  Sometimes called Forever Chemicals, they persist in the environment and body and have been linked to health issues such as hindered growth and...

Handbag Materials

Question from Wendy Lisa, Can you tell me if it’s toxic to carry handbags made of these materials? I know I may need to find out more details about the chemicals but this is what I have so far. Handbag 1: Dyed Nylon with Water and Stain Resistant Coating Dyed...

Removing Odors from Insulation

Question from Colleen Hi Lisa, Has anyone successfully moved into a house where the previous tenants used scented detergents and dryer sheets in the house.  I was under the assumption that the fragrances got into the insulation in the walls, etc.  How long did it take...

Totally Non-Toxic Harwood Floors

  Question from Marcia Hi Debra, My home has two levels. The upstairs and stairs have subfloor, but the downstairs has a concrete slab. I would love to install solid hardwood, but I can’t figure out what would work for the whole house. I wouldn’t mind nailing,...

Is Silicone Inherently Antibacterial?

Question from Jennifer Hi Debra, Does anyone know if silicone touted as antibacterial and antimicrobial is that way because it is naturally a deterrent or if it is treated with a chemical? And if treated with a chemical to be antibacterial, is it inert in silicone in...

Ant Invasion in Home

  Question from Caroline Hi Debra, My home is prone to ants; and this time , as well as regular foundation spraying with Termidor, and placing advion ant bait in heavily infested areas within the home 3 x over the past month, it has been over a month that the...

Is Homebiotic Mold Remover Safe to Use?

  Question from Cheryl Hi Debra, Do you have an opinion about a product called Homebiotic which you spray in your home to help eradicate toxic mold? Thanks for your help. Debra’s Answer According to their website, “Homebiotic contains only purified...

Do Toxic Chemicals Permeate Milk Cartons?

  Question from Melissa Hi Debra, Thank you for your wonderful website. I have noticed that certain small grocery stores in our area tend to have a very heavy cleaner/deodorant smell. We popped into one this evening for a quick carton of milk, and when I got in...

Toxic free stain repellant for a couch?

  I received this question from a friend of mine who publishes a magazine: What can I recommend to a reader who has a new couch and is afraid of day-to-day stains and wants to avoid Scotchguard? I replied: First, is it a new toxic-free couch? If not, it’s already...

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.