Friday, May 27, 2011

Do you know what's in your products?

My journey to a greener home: eliminating all chemicals such as toxic fire retardants from your home is not an easy task. I've a sleeping bag I got a few years ago for my daughter from Pottery Barn for Kids. At the time, I was not as knowledgeable as I am now about all the chemicals going into our products. But now, I want to know what's in it and what to do with it! I called Pottery Barn and ask if the polyester filling was treated with any fire retardants. Customer service did not know, after insisting they said "it is made in China and we don't have any info"! After really insisting someone is going to call me back. Will keep you posted.

Let me know the challenges you are facing in greening your home.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Healthy Nursery and Child's Bedroom

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) lists Indoor Air Quality as one of their top health concerns.

The EPA's Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) study found levels of about a dozen common organic pollutants to be 2 to 5 times higher inside homes than outside. Considering that we are spending as much as 90% of our lives indoors, this is a key issue, and even more for the children.

Creating a healthy nursery/child's bedroom

Here are some great advices for a clean healthy nursery/child's bedroom: How to detox your child's bedroom?

Indoor plants to clean the air

Did you know that, according to some NASA studies, specific indoor plants can remove VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) such as formaldehyde, tolune, xylene, ammonia, alcohols. and hence clean the air. Great for the whole house including the nursery/child's bedroom!
For more info: www.o2foryou.org

Monday, February 1, 2010

Peek a Green in the News

Interview of Alexandra, founder of Peek a Green, by the Examiner:


Nice article from Gearhead Mom about our eco modeling dough: 100% plant-based coloring, no chemicals, no artificial dyes and no heavy metals.