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Toxins in Toilet Paper

We use toilet paper multiple times a day in our most personal of areas.  Yet, we hear about scary stuff that could be hiding in each roll.  With so many options on the shelves it’s difficult to figure what to use and what to avoid.  Here are the toxins to be wary of and a […]

August 27, 2019

Non-Toxic Hangers

Question from Phoebe I saw an older post about hangers, and I was wondering if anyone has any updated information. I am trying to fin non toxic hangers that will last that are preferably eco friendly as well. I cannot find the Ditto hangers for sale anywhere besides one sketchy seeming ebay seller. Did the […]

August 26, 2019

LifeStraw Glass Water Filter

Question from Kathryn Hello!  Curious if you’ve seen the LifeStraw glass water filter and think it could be valuable if not currently able to install a full filtration system…  thanks! Lisa’s Answer It’s good to see a countertop filter with a glass jug and an activated carbon filter.  Without doing a full analysis of other […]

Titanium Dioxide in EnviroKlenz

Question from Lanette Recently I’ve been reading a lot about the dangers of nano-particles of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in products, particularly in sunscreen. I know Debra was a big fan of Enviroklenz (air cleaners and related air purifying products), as am I. They all contain titanium dioxide. Is theirs the nano type or […]

Lemi Shine Detergent Booster

Question from Liz We have very hard water and I am SO SICK of the scum that builds up on everything that goes into the dishwasher I’m ready to trash the beast and do dishes by hand. But there are three in our house and we always cook meals at home, so that would be […]

Futon Pad To Stop Slipping

Question from Shannon After Debra Lynn Dadd educated me to the flame retardants and toxic foam in my sofa I replaced it with a futon. I have a solid wood futon frame and wool mattress with an organic cotton cover. My only problem is that the mattress keeps slipping off.  Can you recommended a way […]

Finding Non-Toxic Dishwashers

Dishwashers are one of the more difficult purchases when planning your non-toxic home because they use many different materials and it’s difficult to get manufacturers or retail sellers to disclose those materials.  Many sales representatives simply don’t know what’s used to make their products.   When I purchased my dishwasher a few years ago I […]

August 20, 2019

Fragrance Free Shampoo and Conditioner

Question from Audrey First Granny’s went out of business and now Magick Botanicals is out of business. Need fragrance free shampoo and conditioner.  Cannot tolerate odor of herbs or flower extracts – has to be totally fragrance free. Carters has olive oil shampoo, but after a while, the smell of the oil got to me […]

August 19, 2019

Untreated Towels

Question from Audrey I used to get my towels from either LLBean or Blair Catalogs. They both now have their towels treated so it is fade resistant.  LLBean has organic towels but are very expensive.  Where can I buy bath towels the way they used to be – not treated for fade resistant.  Thank you. […]

CA Prop 65 warning of Cadmium

Question from Chris I have a question about (another) CA Prop 65 warning.: I’m finding a warning for Cadmium somewhere in a bathroom vanity I was about to buy. I can only guess Cadmium is used in the white paint on this. Since this an item subject to the most head/humidity in the house, is […]

August 17, 2019

Chemical Safety Regulations

In 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21stCentury Act was passed into law, updating the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) which was enacted in 1976.   Under TSCA, only a few hundred out of 85,000 chemicals approved for use were reviewed for safety.  Only 5 of those were banned.   The Lautenberg Chemical […]

August 13, 2019

Styrofoam in Hydroponics

Question from TL Hi, I have seen styrofoam float used widely in hydroponic farming. Agree hydroponic is pesticide free, but does styrofoam has similar”food grade” like PU foam MDI or is styrofoam used in hydroponic farming safe at all? Thank you. Lisa’s Answer There are two primary forms of polystyrene; solid and foam.  Polystyrene foam […]

August 3, 2019

Hydration Bladders

Question from Pedro Hello, I recently started looking for hydration backpacks and I am finding that the bladders are made from either TPU or PEVA.  Which one is less toxic? Are there better options? Help! I just want to keep my kids safe. Thank you. Lisa’s Answer If you plan to use them infrequently either […]

August 2, 2019

ATC Trailers

Question from Kelly Has anyone with MCS tried the ATC (Aluminum Trailer company)?  It can be ordered with all aluminum interior.  This option is impossible to find used and it seems I will need to order a new one.  I have severe MCS, Athsma, COPD, and allergies (allergic to wood so can’t do the toxic […]


Question from Olga I recently purchased furniture from  The smell is awful and not going away after several weeks.  I contacted them and told them about it.  They really don’t care.  After looking into the furniture and maker I realized it has a warning for California proposition 65.  I called them back trying to […]

Dental Compositites

Question from Kimberly Hi Lisa, Years of searching for dental composite replacements for simple fillings. Most of them have BPA and TEGMA related compounds. The ones that do not still have horrible chemical tastes to them. Would love some safer alternatives. Lisa’s Answer The most comprehensive study I have seen that actually tests the composites […]

Zeolite Detox Symptoms

Question from Barbara Hi Lisa, Checking to see if taking the zeolite will produce detox symptoms?  If so how severe or not?  Can I start out slow in taking the product? Lisa’s Answer I have not personally used zeolite but the Pure Body website had the following reply: “The zeolite Clinoptilolite has been granted GRAS […]

August 1, 2019

Safe Drywall

Question from Teresa Hi Lisa, Can you please share the best safest types of drywall? I was looking at Magnesium oxide but hearing things about cracking. Thanks Lisa’s Answer I have also read about pervasive cracking with magnesium oxide boards. EWG has a helpful guide on drywall.  They recommend looking for Greenguard Gold certified products. […]


Question from Jen Hi there! I’m looking for advice on how to handle an influx of kitchen ants this summer.  My usual methods (ie – clean counters, all food put away in sealed packaging, etc) aren’t working.  I can’t even tell where they’re coming from specifically, can’t locate ant hills in the yard. Very confusing. […]

July 31, 2019

PVC and Microban in Air Conditioning

Question from Paula Hi Lisa, My situation is that I’m getting central air conditioning installed, and want to avoid all toxic components. I’m wondering if having PVC or Microban in my attic is something I should worry about (my attic isn’t air sealed from my living space, and air sealing is probably too expensive at […]

July 28, 2019

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