Until recently, artificial Christmas trees were cut from compressed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheets. Now there’s a newer technology that allows manufacturers to create branch tips that are made from injection-molded polyethylene (PE) plastic using copies of live tree needles.
Lowering your child’s exposure to environmental toxins is a necessity, so avoiding toxic chemicals in baby food packaging and baby food makers is an important step.
Looking at the plastic that comes into contact with our food, we realized we’re surrounded by plastic drinking straws too. So what are they made from?
We’ve seen polyolefin plastic pop up several times recently, so we decided to find out what this mysterious material really is and whether it’s toxic.
We searched for PVC-free mattress covers to help reduce off-gassing from VOC’s in mattress and we also delved into the safety of polyurethane since it’s a commonly used material too.
Learn to navigate the world of safer vs toxic plastic with a comprehensive roadmap and you’ll be on your way to replacing endocrine disrupting compounds that mimic or block hormones in no time!
Are you a once a month cook? Here’s a great list of safe dishes for freezer meals to prevent leaching during storage!