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Buy a Nontoxic Couch

by editorial team   Do you snuggle with your kids on the couch and read a book? How about sitting down to watch t.v. for a bit before bedtime? Or, even better, if you...

You Can Buy Furniture Without Flame Retardants

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you know that a doctor’s note is needed in order to buy a mattress without flame retardants? It’s...

Why Does New Furniture Smell?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   If you want to reduce toxic chemicals in your home, evaluate your furniture.   Originally, furniture...

PBDE Flame Retardants Are Still Around

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   PBDE flame retardants were phased out in 2004 and 2010, yet these chemicals are still around. Scientific studies...

Tips for a Nontoxic Dining Table and Chairs

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   We use our kitchen dining table daily to gather for a quick breakfast, family meals, and (let’s be honest) to...

Formaldehyde in Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When buying furniture the first consideration is usually about the look and feel of the furniture. Not about how it...

Can Furniture Off-gassing Make You Light Headed and Give You Brain ...

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you recently buy new furniture, such as a bed frame, couch, desk or shelving unit? Do you feel tired,...

Is your furniture burdening your nervous system?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Neurotoxicity sounds like a big complex word, doesn’t it? But if you break it down it’s pretty simple to...

Consider Phthalates in Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you know there are phthalates in furniture? “More than 470 million pounds of phthalates are produced or...

Choosing Nontoxic Wood Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Wood furniture—such as couches, chairs, bed frames, box springs, tables and many more products—can be...

Safer Textile Materials to Detox Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Materials, or textiles, are everywhere. They cover (ha! pun intended) or comprise: furniture: mattresses, couches,...

Furniture for Kids that are conscious of both the planet and our homes

Below is a list from of cute, low-toxic, eco-friendly furniture and design elements for the children's rooms!  Below are a few more eco-chic products. ...

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