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Bad Smell

Question from Vangie A friend of mine made me a coffee table out of an electrical pole, its beautiful but it smell very bad and as if its toxic from where I read about electric poles… can Zinsser Bull’s eye shellac  block the smell?   Lisa’s Answer Shellac...

Pressure Cooker

Question from Edy I found this pressure cooker online supposedly toxic free.  Any thoughts? A Non-toxic Pressure Cooker is Ideal For Healthy Cooking   Lisa’s Answer The product looks to be non-toxic and they do independent testing for lead and cadmium.  I...

Enameled Steel Tub

Question from Tami Hi I am wondering if you know anything with the Kaldewei enameled steel, porcelain bathtubs. We are going to have our bathroom redone and I am looking for a non toxic tub to replace a fiberglass surround. Any advice would be appreciated.  ...

New Refrigerator

Question from Audrey I may need to get a new refrigerator.  I called Needs in Syracuse and they said that the moso bags will not help with the outgassing/plastic smells in new refrigerator.  She had no suggestions except keeping the door open and putting an air...

Dinnerware

Question from Sandy I am looking for safe dinnerware sets that would be heavy metal free as possible that is affordable? Is there any brands I could check into that you would know of? I did check with corelle and they said it meets prop. 65 but I know no amount of...

Fragranced EVERYTHING

Question from Shirley I read the comments from people hoping to find unscented or garbage bags without fragrance. Why did the makers of household products and trash bags start adding fragrance anyway? In most places a garbage can is provided or used for trash...

Eczema and Furniture

Question from Bryan I have very severe eczema and sensitivity to all things. I’ve noticed that i tend to break out badly whenever i touch a couch with my bare skin. Same goes for carpet, rugs and stretchy fabric. I’ve heard that this is because of synthetic fabrics....

Safe Finish for a Table

Question from Stacey I am trying to find a safe kitchen table. Is a table with a lacquer, or water-based polyurethane finish safe? Is one safer/preferable over the other?   Lisa’s Answer It really depends on the specific product used.  Some lacquers are now...

Tips for Non-Toxic Holiday Gatherings

One of the best things about the holidays is gathering together with family and friends for special meals and gift-giving.  Unfortunately, all of that cooking and decorating can add to indoor air pollution and toxic exposures.  Here are some easy tips to keep your...

Non-Toxic Furniture Store for Sofa

Question from Janine I have been a long time “client/customer” of Debra’s. She has guided me through many projects and purchases. I am trying to find information on stores that carry California compliant Sofas. Such as, Crate and Barrel. I do not...

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.