Tag Archives: safe

Toxic Leather Sofas made in China Cause Severe Burns and Other Health Problems

The cause was discovered to be a highly sensitizing fungicidal chemical called dimethyl fumarate (DMF).  Inserted as solid sachets to inhibit mold growth, the chemical off-gassed in people’s homes, causing severe burns and illness. Reports came from the UK and … Continue reading

Posted in green, green home, healthy home, mold, non-toxic home, Non-Toxic Living, sick building syndrome | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

EWG’s Tips on Safer Handwashing and Avoiding Toxic Exposures

How to Clean Your Hands without Toxic Exposures Great tips from the Environmental Working Group Get the Tips

Posted in green, green cleaning, green home, healthy home, mcs, non-toxic home, Non-Toxic Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Free Download- The Non-Toxic House

The Non-Toxic House by Louise Samways From her website: Almost all of our household and workplace furnishings and surfaces – as well as our clothing, toiletries, cleaners, food and drinking water – contain often harmful chemicals. With poor ventilation, dampness, … Continue reading

Posted in green, green cleaning, green gardening, green home, healthy home, mcs, mold, Non-Toxic Basements and Laundry, Non-Toxic Kitchen, sick building syndrome | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Non-Toxic Arts and Crafts Materials for Children. A Good Choice for Others, Too?

In learning to live a less toxic lifestyle, one area I’ve always wanted to focus on is making art. I studied visual arts in university and painting was my therapy and primary mode of expression. Yet, since becoming more sensitive … Continue reading

Posted in green home, Non-Toxic Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Bulbs – Can They Be Making Us Sick?

Go green. Love the Earth. Save energy. The Canadian government’s banning the old bulbs in 2012. We’re told to replace the incandescent bulbs with the new curly bulbs. We think we’re helping but are they responsible for new health problems? … Continue reading

Posted in green home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Safer Carpets, Flooring and Sofas

What’s Off-Gassing? In a typical living room, building products and furniture can be the biggest sources of off-gassing, a process during which VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). Volatile Organic Compounds The term “organic compounds” covers all chemicals containing carbon and hydrogen. … Continue reading

Posted in Non-Toxic Living Room | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments