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.

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Innerspring Mattresses and EMFs: The Rest of the Story

Olle JohanssonMy guest today is Olle Johansson, a world-leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects. In 2010 a post on the Scientific American blog made reference to an article Olle co-authored, coming to the conclusion that coil-spring mattresses posed an EMF danger. In fact, it’s not the innerspring mattress that is the problem. We’re going to set the record straight on this. Professor Johansson is associate professor, head of the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, at the Karolinska Institute (famous for its Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) in Stockholm, Sweden, and yes, we will be talking with him in Sweden. He has also been a professor in basic and clinical neuroscience at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He has published more than 500 original articles, reviews, book chapters and conference reports within the field of basic and applied neuroscience. His studies have been widely recognized in the public media, including newspapers, radio and TV as well as on the Internet, both nationally as well as internationally. He has participated in more than 300 congresses and symposia as an invited speaker, and with free contributions and as an invited ‘observer’ at an additional 100. Professor Johansson is a member of, i.a., The European Neuroscience Association (ENA), The European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), IBAS Users of Scandinavia (IBUS), The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), The International Society for Stereology (ISS), The New York Academy of Sciences, The Royal Microscopical Society (RMS), Scandinavian Society for Electron Microscopy (SCANDEM), The Skin Pharmacology Society (SPS), Society for Neuroscience, Svenska Fysiologföreningen, Svenska Intressegruppen för Grafisk Databehandling (SIGRAD), Svenska Läkaresällskapet, and the Svenska Sällskapet för Automatiserad Bildanalys (SSAB). ki.se/en/neuro/johansson-laboratory.

How Indoor Air Quality Testing and Inspection Can Help You Create a Healthy Home

will-spatesToday my guest is Will Spates, president of Indoor Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET). We’ll be talking about common indoor air quality problems and how testing and inspections can help you identify and solve indoor air quality problems. Will has been involved in environmental inspections for over 30 years, which has well prepared him for the investigation of building-related moisture damage and environmental health issues. Since starting the business in 1992, Will has done over 7,000 inspections of commercial and residential buildings. Will has studied microbiology, environmental testing and building science in graduate level classes and courses in the US and Germany.  From 2000 to 2004 he was an instructor teaching seminars for the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) on mold remediation.  He has recently been teaching continuing education classes for the Contractor’s Institute related to building science, moisture, mold and indoor air quality, as well as specialty classes for other clients. He and his firm provide expert services related to new healthy construction, building investigations, legal and insurance support and construction defects related to moisture intrusion and mold growth.  IET is also considered expert in Chinese drywall investigation, spray foam insulation and mitigation as well as laminate flooring formaldehyde emissions. www.IETBuildingHealth.com

EMFs and Innerspring Mattresses: A Correction

Back in July 2010, a reader asked me “whether there is any legimiate concern with EMF’s by having an innerspring coil mattress?“ I responded with an explanation about what happens to EMFs when they run into metal, setting up what is called a “Faraday...

Safety of Mineral Oil/Baby Oil

Question from Susan Ramares Hi Debra, Is mineral oil/baby oil safe? As a petroleum distillate, I wouldn’t think so. What would be a safe alternative? Thanks! Debra’s Answer You are correct. It is pure petroleum. It’s like rubbing motor oil on your...

Mattress for Young Child

Question from Melissa Mazer Hi Debra, Many thanks for your wonderful site! We are in the process of setting up a new bed for our 4 year old and are trying to decide between a Savvy Rest Tranquility (using talay latex) or the Naturepedic organic cotton quilted deluxe...

Low- or Zero-VOC, Non-Toxic Exterior Paints?

Question from Ellen Hi Debra, Can anyone recommend an good non-toxic exterior paint that is hopefully also durable? I’ve been putting off various painting jobs for fear of exposure to fumes. I’d be especially interested in hearing any experiences. Thanks!...

Mosquito Spray in Neighborhood

Question from TA Hi Debra, I live in an area where periodically a truck will drive through, spraying into the air something to deal with mosquitoes. I don’t know what they’re using but assume it’s probably toxic. Do you know anything about this? Is...

Ancient Persian Chickpea Cookies

This is a very old recipe from Persia for festive cookies made for the Spring Equinox, called Nan-e Nokhodchi. Chickpeas are also called “garbanzo beans.” You can purchase the flour at almost any natural food store or online. It may be labeled “chickpea” or...
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