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Back to School Supplies Guide, A picture of school essentials.

Non-Toxic Back to School Supplies Guide

Are you looking forward to shopping for school supplies, or dreading it?  For sure, the coming school year will look a lot different for many of us.  However, be it homeschooling, distance-learning, or going back to classrooms, kids need study supplies.  Also, I think it is a good idea to buy non-toxic school supplies in …

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Soybean Foam: Pitfalls of Non-Toxic Furniture Shopping

I finally ordered a sectional sofa free of flame retardants, polyurethane foam, soybean foam, heavy metals, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), heavy metals, formaldehyde, etc., etc., etc. and everything else most furniture we see on the market has. All told, it took me about a year to find this furniture and get comfortable with my decision. …

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Polyurethane Foam: What is Inside Our Furniture?

I often get emails from manufacturers of upholstered furniture about the fact they are fully compliant with the updated California flammability regulation (CA TB 117-2013) and that their furniture is now free of any flame retardant chemicals. First of all, it is flattering that they feel compelled to report to me (although it makes sense, …

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