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Are There Any Stainless Steel Water Bottles Made in the USA?

Are There Any Stainless Steel Water Bottles Made in the USA?

So you’re wondering if there are any stainless steel water bottles made in the USA, huh? This is one of the most common requests we hear from our customers and blog readers. So you’re wondering if there are any stainless steel water bottles made in the USA? We’ve done the research and have the scoop!

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Frog Humidifier

Safe Humidifiers for Children

We’ve been keeping our eyes open for a warm mist humidifier made without polycarbonate plastic for quite a while and we kept coming back empty-handed.   Safe Mama reported that her search had been unsuccessful too. Last week our kids passed around a heavy duty cold, so I dug out our old standby Vicks humidifier.  I decided […]

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Safer Plastic Research Guide by www.thesoftlanding.com

Learn How to Do Your Own Safer Plastic Research with Our Free Guide

How in the world do you choose safer products from thousands of untested, unlabeled and unhealthy options sitting on the shelves of your local store? It seems like a full time job to keep your family safe sometimes.  Our team has spent the last seven years researching toxic plastic alternatives, so we’ve learned the ins […]

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What is Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene (SEBS) and is it Safe?

It’s becoming more common to see Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene (SEBS) used as a substitute for PVC in toys.  But the question is whether it’s a safer replacement or not . . . What is SEBS? SEBS is actually a form of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) with styrene added.  Green Peace lists SEBS as an acceptable […]

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Is it Safe to Microwave Plastic thesoftlanding.com

Is it Safe to Microwave Plastic?

Tests done by the Journal Sentinel, with the help of Dr. Fred Vom Saal, lead us to conclude that it’s not a good idea to use plastic in the microwave. Ten product containers were tested for BPA leaching, including a Munchkin feeding bowl and a Stouffer’s frozen dinner. The products were either labeled as microwave-safe […]

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