Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Unsafe Levels of PFAS Chemicals Found in Bottled & Tap Water - and its Legal for Them to be There


 Bottled or tap water? 

Recently PFAS chemicals (that same  family of chemicals found in Non- stick cookware and water repellent fabrics) were found in bottled water in Massachusetts and beyond... which brought attention to the fact that these chemicals are not regulated in bottled water.

How much PFAS were found? 
Levels considered 'unsafe for infants and pregnant or nursing women' 😩 were found in the gallon drinking bottles tested

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Non-Toxic Living Amazon Prime Day Deals



Amazon Prime Day is here and if you are a prime member (if you don't have an  Amazon Prime membership, you can sign up for a free trial just to take advantage of the deals here and then cancel before the 30 day trial is over, Click here to try it out:  Try Prime Discounted Monthly Offering ) that means some nice sales in the middle of summer.   

If you are thinking of taking your non-toxic living to the next level, today might be a great day to do some shopping.  Here are some of my non-toxic living essentials being featured with special prices during 2019's Prime Day(these and more are located in my SHOP tab too- as an Amazon affiliate when you buy through my links I get a small commission which allows you to support this website and help me continue to bring this information to you - at no additional cost to you!)

HOME CLEANING

Dyson Vacuum with HEPA filter
Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Blue
Harmful chemicals like flame retardants from your electronics and furniture like to migrate out of your furniture and into your dust.   Dust can contain over XXXX harmful chemicals. An essential aide in reducing toxin build up inside  the house is a vacuum with a HEPA filter.  At home we have this Dyson

Friday, July 12, 2019

Is Your Child's Mattress Releasing More Toxins When You Sleep?

credit:  @thesimplefolk


According to a new study our natural body heat might be triggering the release of potentially harmful chemicals from our mattress. 

But first, let's back up a bit
Standard mattresses, especially those containing polyurethane foam, have been found to  release a couple of potentially harmful chemicals including: 
  • VOCs from the polyurethane used in the mattress
  • flame retardants
  • plastic chemicals
In this particular study, the researchers found that our own body heat increased the  VOC emissions from our mattress.

How much was this increase?