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Water Bottles for Kids at School

Question from Sarah Hello! Thanks for your dedication and helpful research. I’ve enjoyed your website for many years. What is the best water bottle to send to school with kids (first grade)? I know that I could send a Life Factory but worried about glass and having it...

Lacquer Paint

Question from Claudia I found this website while searching how to remove the smell of lacquer paint from our home. We had our kitchen cabinets recently painted, and I never thought to ask what they would use. The smell was so horrible we had to stay in a hotel for the...

Water Repellent Treatment

Question from Anderson Are the water repellent treatments used on clothing toxic? For example, the “Rain Guard” by Carharrt?  Its described as a DWR durable water repellent. It is  my understanding that it means its probably a fluoropolymer such as the cancer causing...

Toaster Oven and Air Fryer

Question from Sandee Are there any toaster oven-air fryer units that you recommend? Lisa’s Answer Non-stick coatings are the watch-outs for both of these items.  Waring is one of the few toaster brands  that do not have a non-stick coating.  Even products that claim...

Are Tetra Paks Non-Toxic?

With fall in full force and Thanksgiving looming on the horizon, I started to stock up on some kitchen staples that I don’t buy at other times of the year.  A favorite is pumpkin puree that comes in a shelf-stable box, which I use to make soup.  During the summer it’s...

IKEA Enameled Pot

Question from Karen I know that Debra has recommended Le Creuset in  the past and I would love to own one one day, but its just not in the budget for me right now. When I was in Ikea the other day I noticed they have their own enameled steel pot. It says that the...

Polyester Slip-Covered Chairs

Question from Stacey I am trying to find affordable, safe, comfortable dining chairs for my family. I see one company makes a slipcovered chair but the slipcover is made of polyester. The foam in the chair is polyurethane and polyester-wrapped.  A customer service rep...

Staub Stoneware

Question from Lisa Staub is on your list of safe products. But does include their ceramic stone ware rectangular baking dish here? I read your post about enamel coating- it’s essentially glass sometime mixed with something else. But this uses “porcelain...

Comfortable Mattress

Question from Karen I am shopping for a non toxic mattress. Do you have a list of Comfortable mattress that is not drowned in flame retardant ? Lisa’s Answer There are many materials to avoid in a mattress in addition to flame retardants.  Start by looking at the...

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.