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High Cocoa Dark Chocolates

Question from C. W. I’m wondering if you could recommend a dark chocolate bar plain that is at least 74% cocoa. I don’t know how to “read” the labels to tell. For instance this Hershey’s Dark Chocolate I have here Ingredients: Sugar,...

Safety of ACQ Pressure-Treated Wood

Question from M S-M I live in Orford Qc where there is a conservation national parc, a very delicate ecosystem. Unfortunately , it is a very beautiful mountain also and a promotor is now on is way of exchanging the land for another to built around 2000 condos and new...

Household Lubricant

Question from S. L. Greetings! And thank you so much for your valuable service. Any tips for a non-toxic, odor free or at least low odor lubricant for household uses such as oiling door hinges and windows? Food oils go rancid and we would like to avoid petrochemicals...

Dyes on Imported Fabric

Question from J.G. I’ve been looking for flannel sheets but noticed that many are imported. Not real clear on this issue, so do I need to be concerned about the type of dye that is used in any imported fabric? Which would mean only made in U.S. cotton or organic...

Is silicone cookware safe?

Question from L. G. I am looking for materials that works well as a non-stick baking and stir-frying surface and that will not harm my family. What do you think about silicone bakeware for environmental and health issues? I know Teflon is dangerous but what about...

Cotton Lunch Bags

Question from M. B. Love the newsletter. I cannot wait to buy the revised edition of your book! I have a quick question – are there alternatives to vinyl lunch bags? My nine year old son has a vinyl lunch bag the cooler type that really needs to be replaced and...

Inexpensive Water Filters

Question from S. M. I read your tip about avoiding water stored in plastic containers. We’ve been using a Brita pitcher as an inexpensive solution for the water we drink at home. The problem is that the Brita pitchers are plastic. Is there an alternative that is...

Natural Black-out Curtains

Question from T. A. We need black-out curtains for our baby’s room, but I can’t find all natural material. All have some polyester, or vinyl, in them. Debra’s Answer Readers ~ I tried to find all-cotton black-out curtains or even black-out fabric, to...

Water Filter Basics

Question from J. L. I just bought a water filter and I’m not sure I bought the right one. What should I be looking for in a water filter? Debra’s Answer This is a big question. There is a whole chapter on choosing water filters in Home Safe Home, and...

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.