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Hand Sanitizer for Coronavirus

Question from Terry What hand sanitizer is the least harmful and would be strong enough for the virus?   Debra’s Answer (guest answer from Debra Lynn Dadd) Here is a page recommending hand sanitizers for coronavirus. I don’t know if they actually did any research to see if they work on corona visor or if it’s […]

March 3, 2020

Portable Cooktop

Question from Jeana I’m looking for a least-toxic portable cooktop. My current one is still working so it’s not urgent yet, but is on its last legs. If anyone has looked into this, I’d love to hear what you found out! My last two I’ve used are both Waring Professional Double Burner. Body is made of […]

March 2, 2020

Fabric for Truck Seat Cover

Question from Karen Do you have any recommendations for fabric/material for truck seat covers? We need fabric or leather that does not off gas.   Lisa’s Answer I recommend Two Sisters Ecotextiles.  All of their products are free of harmful chemicals.  You can contact them and find out if their upholstery fabric is durable enough for […]

Toaster Ovens

Question from Shirley Which toaster oven is safe to use?   Lisa’s Answer I have not done a full evaluation of toaster ovens.  It is challenging and time-consuming, and sometimes impossible, to accurately evaluate appliances because manufacturers are often unable or unwilling to disclose all of the materials used in their products. Here is a link […]

Lead and Glass

Question from Dee Hi there I am really at a loss. My baby is 10 months old and a couple of months ago for some reason I was looking at plastic and toxins and it’s heightened my anxiety. I am very scared about everything my baby has been exposed to and scared about his future. I […]

February 24, 2020

Oven Liner

Question from Ruth I have MCS. Would like to find a ‘safe’ oven liner. What is available from Amazon is a non-Teflon material which I don’t think would be good even though the company says it doesn’t have a smell. What do you recommend? Might a silicone kitchen mat be a possibility if it tolerates temps […]

Mattress Protector

Question from Suzie I’m looking to find out what waterproof mattress protectors are least toxic for my daughter’s bed. I bought one from a reputable company made of organic cotton and what I assumed was a P.U.L.  waterproof membrane. When I arrived it smelled that horrible toxic plastic way. It turns out the membrane is polyester. […]

Lazyboy Type of Chair

Question from Kris I need a chair where I put my legs up above my heart. I went through the furniture you have listed but unable to find any.   Lisa’s Answer I am not aware of any lazyboy-type chair that is non-toxic.  This type of chair is typically filled with polyurethane foam, which I do […]

Laundromat Help

Question from Bonnie I need to go to a laundromat to wash the mattress covers, large comforters etc in my home. I have a small space older washer and dryer so can not do it. Any advice on how to do that? I use all unscented stuff but am worried about the machines there.     […]


Question from Lindsey Do you still sell or recommend a zeolite?     Lisa’s Answer Debra is an advocate of zeolite.  You can read more about her thoughts on it here.  It is not something I have personally used.  We don’t currently sell any products on the site.

Toxic-Free, Odor-Free Interior House Paint

Question from Sandy What toxic free, odor free interior house paint do you recommend?     Lisa’s Answer AFM Safecoat and ECOS paints are both non-toxic and have low odor.  I don’t know of any paint that is truly free of any odor until it cures.  You might want to try a sample before applying it […]

Waterproof Front Door Indoor Mat

Question from K I live in an apartment so I have to bring my wet, snowy and salt filled boots inside from a day in the snow. I have not been able to find a mat that does not smell awful. Any recommendations? Right now I am using a silicone kitchen drying mat but they are […]


Question from Rebecca I have spent hours & days looking at the items in your site. I am so thankful to have found it & for your work. I started comparing blenders after I read one of your posts about the blender you use & the ones you recommend. They we’re, KitchenAid, Cuisinart, & Breville, I […]

Cotton Quilts with Cotton Fill

Question from Aileen I have ordered several 100 percent cotton quilts and they still have a chemical smell to them. My husband with MCS isn’t able to tolerate them. Washing dosen’t help. Some of them were GOTS. certified and Oeko Tex. Do you have any ideas or resources that would not hurt the budget?   Lisa’s […]

Non-Toxic Clothes Still Triggering Me

Question from Dsmythe I recently purchased 100% Cotton GOTS certified (male) socks and underwear from a reputable online retailer. Unfortunately, these clothes triggered my symptoms severely, and I have no doubt these were the cause of my symptoms. Even after washing they still triggered me. Is there any explanation for this?   Lisa’s Answer I really […]

To Unclog a Drain

Question from Andi Any suggestions as to what to use to unclog a kitchen drain?  Actually it is not really clogged, but very sluggish. Had someone use a plunger, didn’t help.  Then he wanted to use dawn detergent, I said no way, so he used my 7th Generation Dishwashing Liquid – didn’t help and he said […]

February 13, 2020

Plant-Based Polyurethane Foam

Question from Mary I bought a mattress that advertised oeko Tex standard 100 certified. Natural polyol based premium foam. With Visil flame retardant.  Once received the tag said 98% polyurethane foam with 2 % blended fiber batting.  I contacted company and said foam is derived from vegetable oil. Is this mattress safe from toxins. Should I […]

February 12, 2020

Corelle Dishes

Question from Nancy I was reading your post on lead in glass ware, you also mentioned Corelle I have a set of dishes and other Corelle pieces, so does it have lead in it ? or is it just drinking glasses, I never knew they made drinking glasses. Lisa’s Answer Corelle dishes do not release lead […]

Least Toxic Fire Extinguisher

Question from Steve Does anyone know what the least toxic fire extinguishers are? I know the foam and chemical residue they leave behind are very toxic and require a severe clean up job.  Are there newer safer materials being used.  Many fire fighting foams use highly toxic PFAS chemicals. Also, do extinguishers emit trace amounts of […]

Is There Lead in Glassware?

  Glass has been used for centuries to store food and is generally considered to be the safest material to store things in.  Recently, there has been a lot of questions from readers about whether or not certain kitchen glassware contains lead.  Lead is not typically added to glass as an ingredient, except for leaded […]

February 11, 2020

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