The Largest Website on Toxic Free Living…

This website is all about how to recognize toxic chemicals that are harmful to your health and how to protect your health from them. It has more information on this subject than any other website. This website addresses all aspects of being healthy in a toxic world, including choosing an finding toxic free products of all kinds, how to detox toxic substances from your body, and how to repair the damage toxic chemicals have done to your body.


and the ONLY Website that is 100% Toxic Free

There are many websites now with information about toxic chemicals and safe alternatives. But often this information is mixed with many other subjects that are not related. This website is dedicated to everything toxic free: my directory lists only toxic free products, all health tips are oriented around removing toxic chemicals from your body or repairing toxic damage, every recipe tells how to use toxic free foods and prepare them in toxic free ways. How to live toxic free is THE subject of this website, and nothing else.


Exposure to Toxic Chemicals is the #1 Health Problem in the World Today

Virtually EVERY Health Problem Has Now Been Associated With Toxic Chemical Exposure

If you have a health problem, chances are toxic chemicals are contributing to it. If you want to protect your health, live longer, look more beautiful, improve your sex life, lose weight, think more clearly, or improve your physical, mental, and spiritual condition in any way, becoming free of toxic chemicals will help. In fact, it is clear to me that if you have and physical or mental condition, toxic chemical exposure is probably at the root of it. Read more…

Want to save money on health care costs? In early 2010, the organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families released a report called The Health Case for Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act.  According to this study, 133 million people in the USA—almost half of all Americans—are now living with chronic diseases and conditions related to toxic chemical exposures, which now account for 70% of deaths and 75% of US health care costs. They calculate that if only a fraction of toxic chemicals were removed from consumer products, it would save the U.S. health care system an estimated $5 billion every year.

The good news is that it is possible to be free from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals in consumer products and your environment. There are three basic steps. These are discussed abundantly throughout this website.


An Environmental Ethic for the 21st Century—Without Toxic Chemicals

On Mondays and Fridays I replay a selection from the archives of past shows.

Patricia DemarcoToday I’m celebrating Rachel Carson’s birthday with my guest Patricia DeMarco PhD. In 1962 Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring, the book about toxic pesticides that laid the groundowork for the environmental movement and the establishment of the EPA.But she also wrote many other books and papers as a naturalist. Today we will be talking about what Rachel left us and what we can still learn from her work today. Patricia has been a Rachel Carson scholar since 2005, with service as the Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and as the Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University. She writes and speaks extensively on the environmental ethic of Rachel Carson and her relevance to modern times. She is currently writing a book titled “Pathways to Our Sustainable Future.”

Silent Spring Rachel Carson                    Rachel Carson Linda Lear


Living By Nature’s Ways

Today’s show is a replay of an earlier broadcast.

Today my guest is Lierre Keith. She is the author of The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, which has been called “the most important ecological book of this generation.” We’re doing Part 2 of a discussion we began last week on The Vegetarian Myth: Why A Vegetarian Diet Might Not Be Best for Health or the Environment. The Vegetarian MythWhile The Vegetarian Myth does address the vegetarian diet, it does so by comparing the diet to the natural processes of life itself. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today: how life works and how different the natural world is from the industrial world. Lierre and I will each share our experiences of becoming aware of life beyond industrialism, and we’ll discuss some key points that relate to eating. Lierre a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of six books and coauthor, with Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay, of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet.


Sweat and Sauna for Detox

See also: Toxic Free Body: The Importance of Being Sweaty Toxic Free Body: Sweating it Out Toxic Free Body: Is Your Antiperspirant Prevents Your Body from Detoxing? Your body sweats through your skin as a natural means of purification. In addition to the critical...

How to Protect the Environment from Pharmaceutical Pollution by Using Natural Medicinals

Pamela SeefeldMy guest today is Pamela Seefeld, R.Ph, a registered pharmacist who prefers to dispense medicinal plants and other natural substances instead of prescription drugs. In celebration of Earth Day we’ll be talking about how popular pharmaceuticals pollute the environment and natural medicinals you can take instead that biodegrade.  Pamela has more than 25 years experience choosing and sellling top quality medicinal supplements, so she’s seen it all. Pamela is a 1990 graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, where she studied Pharmacognosy (the study of medicines derived from plants and other natural sources). She has worked as an integrative pharmacist teaching physicians, pharmacists and the general public about the proper use of botanicals. She is also a grant reviewer for NIH in Washington D.C. and the owner of Botanical Resource and Botanical Resource Med Spa in Clearwater, Florida.




How to Create Good Garden Soil to Grow Healthy Food

diann-dirksToday my guest is Diann Dirks, a frequent guest on this show and a dedicated organic gardener of 45 years. We’ll be talking about good soil for your garden—what it is, and how to create it.  The biggest part of gardening organically is the creation and nurturing of the soil. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or other ‘icides (meaning killers) are ever used in organic gardening, so the biggest part of success is having strong well nurtured plants which don’t attract insects, and soil which is full of micro-organisms that convert the basic ingredients of the dirt into a living eco system. Mulching techniques which inhibit weed production saves needing herbicides. This all is achieved using a number of critical techniques which will be discussed today. Using natural systems, and returning all available resources back into the soil as well as techniques for growing worms, enhancing the bio-available food for plants and to feed the micro-organisms is a very vital and interesting subject.




Dish Drying Rack

Question from Lauren Carter Hi Debra, I am a big fan of your site and have come here for lots of valuable information on many occasions. I am looking for a dish rack and would prefer to find one that is plastic-free or mostly plastic-free—I have seen stainless...

New homes vs. Older homes

Question from Stacey Santoro Hi Debra, I am looking to find a better neighborhood for my family. I love our house, but our street is right off of a 4 lane, busy, fast moving street. Our house was built in 1985, and it’s a pretty well built home. I also like that...

Non-Toxic Duct Tape or Contact Paper

Question from Kim Mendillo Hi Debra, I need to use something equivalent to duct tape or contact paper to cover up some peeling paint that might have lead in it. I’ve noticed many duct tapes come with a Prop 65 warning (although I don’t know if the...

Fire Rating of Shelving

Question from Sou Belaidi Hi Debra, I came across your article regarding Ikea, today I am facing a wall with Ikea. I am about my first store in London, I am a small business so i wanted to get some shelving unit from Ikea, the KALLAX series but I need to provide to...

How I Chose the Best Coffee

Hello Debra, I really appreciate the legwork, searching, and research you do for all of us. It takes so much time, energy, and expense to check into products, etc… I also appreciate feedback from your readers with chemical sensitivities, or people that just want to...
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 Within each one of us is an immeasurable capacity for love, understanding, compassion, creativity, joy, and all positive qualities. The tragedy of illness is that it prevents the full expression of outgoing healthy emotions and creative abilities… I feel that the achievement of health is worth considerable effort and expense because it can add happiness to our lives and to others, can help us to know love and warmth, song, laughter, and music, to experience the joy of creativity and the satisfaction of accomplishments well done.

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