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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.

February 24, 2020

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 any […]

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

Rubber Pillows

Question from Vicki I own a rubber pillow. Does that release Formaldehyde?I was exposed to toxic levels from my floor that was bought from China by lumber liquidators so I am sensitive to very low levels. Lisa’s Answer Can you tell me more about the materials?  The term “rubber” can be used for either natural latex […]

February 9, 2020

Non-Toxic Stove/Oven

Question from Andie Hi Lisa ~ so glad we found you! Would you have any tips at all on how to find the safest, non-toxic stove/oven? So many of us need this product, and it’s impossible to find – any ideas? Also, where can we find your website? Is it   Lisa’s Answer I have […]

Ridding Perfume Odor

Question from Ruth There has been a lot of talk over the years about baking odors out of a house by turning heat way up. I have fragrance in my duct work from former owner’s plug ins. Will baking the house help with this?   Lisa’s Answer I don’t recommend bake-outs because they can potentially […]

EMF Shielding Paint

Question from Patricia I am wondering if any of your readers have experience with EMF shielding paint?  Is it safe for someone with MCS? Does it work to block RF?   Lisa’s Answer Readers, any experience with this?

Fiesta Ware

Question from Anna I have a set of white fiesta ware that I bought a 23 years ago. Is it lead and mercury free?   Lisa’s Answer Fiesta Ware has been lead-free since 1986.  The term lead-free means that there is not lead added to the product.  There are trace amounts of naturally occurring lead […]

Neighbors Toxic Dryer Sheets

Question from Jane and Georgette Please, my sister and I cannot keep moving. We are both Identical 59 year old twin sisters. After 7 moves in 11 years here in Phoenix AZ due to smokers and pollutants we moved again recently to a 50+ community.. The situation here is really killing us health-wise. The woman next […]

Toxic-Free Guitars (& other instruments)

Question from R Do you have any recommendations for how to find toxin-free musical instruments (particularly guitars)? I’ve done some research, but it’s difficult to find guitars without toxic finishes, etc. Making music has been such an important part of my life, and I would love to have a guitar to play again.   Lisa’s Answer […]

Stainless Steel

Question from Laura I was using a novelty stainless steel spoon the past couple of weeks in my tea leaving the spoon in the cup after pouring the boiling water in. I also had broken out with eczema on my eyelids that progressively got worse and spread to my face beneath my eyes and on my […]

How to Find a Less Toxic Computer

Computers are an essential part of modern life but they are a source of many hazardous substances like heavy metals, brominated flame retardants, and PVC.   Fortunately, manufactures have been making progress in finding safer alternatives for some of the most harmful materials. In 2006, the European Union implemented legislation, known as RoHS, to regulate […]

February 4, 2020

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