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Safe Lighting

Question from Cynthia I am looking for a safe sofa lamp and bedside lamp.  Are there any manufacturers that you recommend? I have chronic Lyme disease, “sick building syndrome”, reactive airway disease and more. Also, what about light bulbs?...

Polyester Fiber Vs. Polyurethane

Question from Zkel In shopping for a mini or portable crib mattress.  The mattress is usually made of polyurethane foam or polyester fiber batting and covered by either nylon or vinyl to provide waterproofing. Between polyurethane foam and polyester fiber batting,...

Carbon Steel Cookware

Question from LM I looked on the site and did not find anything about carbon steel cookware. Apparently it’s  a “perfect hybrid of a cast iron skillet and a stainless steel frying pan. It has a cast iron’s heat retention, seasoning, and non-stick...

Dental Floss

Question from Patricia I hesitated in bothering you but I am frustrated with not getting answers to questions regarding dental floss. After reading about the dangers of Pafs Teflon coatings on floss I am trying to find a brand to purchase that is organic and chemical...

Micro Sanded Bed Sheets

Question from Bonnie I found bed sheets on the bed,bath,& beyond website. The description states micro sanded. What does that mean? Sanded with what? It does not list the manufacturer. Lisa’s Answer Sandwashing is a process in which the fabric is put in a...

Asian Countries

Question from Debbie Looking for references for nontoxic flatware and pots and pans made anywhere except Asian countries Lisa’s Answer You can look at my Ultimate Guide to Non-Toxic Cookware.  Many of the companies listed manufacture in the U.S. or France.  While I am...

Bakeware

Question from Jennifer I was wondering if you might be able to recommend safe bakeware, in particular a cake pan and muffin tin. What is the best material that won’t leach chemicals into my food? Lisa’s Answer You can read more about cookware and bakeware in the...

Fumigation of Natural Stuffing

Question from Tgw Recently I have read that many pure and naturally grown stuffings (ie kapok and wool) and even GOTS organic cotton from countries other than the USA are fumigated with chemicals (for insects) just prior to entry here to the US.   Products often do...

Is Ceramic Dishware Safe?

Most ceramic dishware is safe to use as long as it doesn’t contain leachable lead or cadmium. Lead in Ceramics Lead has traditionally been used in ceramic glazes and decorations to give it a glasslike finish and allow colors and patterns to show through.  Lead...

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.