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Is the Product You Use Toxic – HealthyStuff.org?

Have you ever wondered if a toy your baby puts in her mouth has lead or mercury? Have you ever wondered why your new car smells so strong?  While researching non-toxic baby nursery products, I came across the non-profit organization called HealthyStuff.org.  HealthyStuff.org was founded by the Ecology Center, a Michigan-based non-profit environmental organization.  HealthyStuff.org …

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Products I Like – Non-Toxic Changing Table Pad

Before I tell you about non-toxic changing table pads that I like, I have to begin with a few words about “conventional” changing table pads. Conventional changing table pads are normally made from polyurethane foam covered in vinyl for waterproofing. Polyurethane foam will most likely contain flame retardants, including chlorinated Tris, the toxic flame retardant removed …

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Was I Observing the Act of Greenwashing?

The other day I was invited to a power breakfast meeting that included a so-called “green products” direct sales representative from a company that shall remain nameless. She was introducing cleaning products to a group of green-minded, intelligent, and very well-intentioned women.   The sales representative declared her company’s products to be non-toxic and the …

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Sealy Soybean EverEdge Foam-Core Crib Mattress – Safe or Toxic?

I’d like to share my research into the Sealy Soybean EverEdge Foam-Core crib mattress.  I bought the Sealy mattress way before I started this blog and until recently I did not think that a crib mattress may pose a health threat to a baby.  If you are pressed for time, you might skip this post loaded with …

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