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Indoor Air Quality is More Important Than Ever


Covid-19 is a respiratory disease that affects your lungs so now is a good time to be thinking about keeping your lungs, and your overall health, as strong as possible.  According to the American Lung Association, air pollution can make the COVID-19 pandemic worse. Since it is a disease affecting the lungs, people who live […]

March 31, 2020


Looking for a Table for Kids


Question from Miriam Looking for a table for our locked-down kiddos to learn!  Does this look ok?  not sure what the finish is: https://smile.amazon.com/ECR4Kids-Deluxe-Hardwood-Childrens-Preschool-Rectangle/dp/B0012APKU2/ref=sr_1_21?dchild=1&keywords=kids%2Btable&qid=1585162342&sr=8-21&th=1 One reviewer commented: “Super sturdy, heavy, solidly built table, with extra smooth silky table top (without a trace of any finish odor, which gives us peace-of-mind). ” wanted to add to the […]

March 29, 2020


Prop 65 Warning on Appliances


Question from Tammy I have done extensive research on the Proposition 65 Warning on the Kitchen Aid Range, Dishwasher, Microwave, Refrigerator and Maytag Washer and Dryer we recently purchased for our new home. I see that you’ve looked into this extensively. I have received mostly cut and paste responses. A customer service representative with Whirlpool indicated […]


Lodge Cast Iron


Question from Emma i am trying to click on the entry regarding Lodge cast iron skillets, but it doesnt redirect me to more info. what do i need to do.? i saw another entry about cast iron being: PTFE/PFOA/PFOS free….and i am guessing that s what i need to ascertain about the Lodge cast iron skillet? […]

March 24, 2020


Men’s Boxer Briefs


Question from Elizabeth I’m looking for 100% cotton men’s boxer briefs. Any suggestions?     Lisa’s Answer   Pact  and Rawganique are great sources.  You can also look at the clothing companies on Debra’s List and read this post and this post on clothing.


Hair Testing for Heavy Metals


There is always a high level of interest among my readers in the health effects of heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic, so I I thought I’d share my experience with Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA). HTMA is a laboratory hair test that measures the mineral content in your hair and assesses both […]

March 23, 2020


Immune-Boosting Ginger Turmeric Latte


  If you are looking to boost your immune system try this delicious, warming latte.  It packs a punch with immune-boosting ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.   2 cup almond milk (homemade preferred) 1 teaspoon ground turmeric ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger (or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger) Pinch […]

March 17, 2020


Regarding People Towels


Question from Danielle Sad to hear that you didn’t have any information regarding people towels. Can you research an alternative organic towel and could you please provide alternative information in the form of organic cotton towels for cleaning the kitchen     Lisa’s Answer   I use Coyuchi Organic Waffle Towels as a dishtowel and to […]

March 16, 2020


Humidifier


Question from Shelly I just did a search on the site for information on humidifiers and most of it is quite old. Might you be able to suggest a brand name/model of a good non-toxic humidifier?     Lisa’s Answer It’s not something I have recently researched. Readers, suggestions?  


Marmoleum


Question from Terry I’ve recently sourced a flooring called Marmoleum. They are click together tiles and planks. No glue needed.  Even mentions MCS friendly.  Greenbuildingsupply.com       Lisa’s Answer This is a good non-toxic option.  It contains linseed oil which is non-toxic but does have a smell.  I recommend getting a sample first and see […]


Leather Couch


Question from Donna Where to buy chemcially free real leather couch that is affordable. ??     Lisa’s Answer   I wish it were as simple as directing you to a store to buy a well-priced model.  You can look at Debra’s List for sources for non-toxic couches but they are mostly made-to-order and are expensive. […]


Fabric Frequencies


Question from ECD Can a Wool blanket inside an Organic Cotton Duvet be worn over Linen Sheet on top of the body and still maintain a healthy frequency?     Lisa’s Answer   I am not familiar with healing frequencies.


Toxics, Food, and Cancer—My Personal Experience


  At the beginning of January, I had some alarming symptoms that sent me rushing to the Emergency Room. It was cancer. I was shocked. Being the one person in the world who has probably lived the most nontoxic life for the longest period of time (more than 40 years now), I went through life […]

March 9, 2020


Dust Mite Pillow Encasing


Question from Sheryl We are allergic to dust mites in pillows and mattresses.  There are organic cotton encasings for pillows but from my research and an allergist the tight weave in cotton will loosen over time allowing the dust mites to get in to the pillow.  The other option which holds it’s tight weave is micro-fiber. […]


Temporary Tattoos


Question from Sanda My daughter has special needs. She has self-injury behaviors and sometimes aggression towards others, mostly due to her lack of communication skills, so she easily gets upset. Her current “reward” of reducing these behaviors that seems to be working for her, is receiving a temporary tatoo at the end of the day for […]


Gotham Steel Frying Pan


Question from Sandee Do you think Gotham’s stainless steel fry pan is safe to use? My husband wants a pan as close to nonstick as possible. The pan is billed as nonstick ceramic/copper/ titanium, PTFE/PFOA/PFOS-free, tri-ply reinforced stainless induction base. https://emsoninc.com/gotham-steel-pans   Lisa’s Answer   The company did not respond to my request for additional information […]


WD-40


Question from Andy Is WD-40 toxic?  My husband sprayed it all over a zipper on his jacket – I am concerned about putting it in the washing machine.  I understand some of the ingredients are petroleum distillates, and might be kerosene, or flammable ingredients.  Also, it leaves a terrible smell in washing machine that’s almost impossible […]


Flooring, Tubs, and Cabinets


Question from TG I’m looking for least toxic options for 1) solid wood floors to replace carpeting 2) solid wood kitchen and bath cabinets 3) bathtub to replace old lead glazed tub Suggestions appreciated!!   Lisa’s Answer   For solid wood flooring, you need to use a finish that is free of VOCs and toxic solvents. […]


Non-Toxic Materials for Cabinet Refacing


Question from Gale We do cabinet refacing and I’m looking for a non toxic cleaner to use in cleaning and preparing the face frame surface for an adhesive used to attach the new laminate covering to. Also looking for a non toxic adhesive for this application. I know they are out there but would like your […]


Flooring


Question from Dorothy We are planning to have the carpet removed in the house  due to our cat urinating on the carpet.  We are looking for non-carpet flooring that is cat friendly and low toxins.  Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. I have allergies. I am afraid of fixing one problem and causing another.   Lisa’s […]


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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.