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How to Find Non-toxic Christmas Trees

How to Find a Non-toxic Artificial Christmas Tree

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.

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4 Ways to Childproof Your Home for the Holidays by www.thesoftlanding.com

4 Ways to Childproof Your Home for the Holidays

Physical harm such as choking on decorations or playing with the outlet where Christmas lights are plugged in are not the only concerns. Surprisingly, toxic chemicals like lead in PVC trees and lights also play a big role in creating an unsafe environment too. Christmas trees Most artificial trees are made from PVC plastic. Not […]

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Lead and PVC in Christmas Lights Go Together Like Bonnie and Clyde

Lead and PVC in Christmas Lights Go Together Like Bonnie and Clyde

We learned a lot about PVC and lead last year in our research on artificial Christmas trees.  The toxic couple made yet another grand appearance as we turned our attention to Christmas lights this season.  It turns out that lead is specifically chosen as the main stabilizer in the PVC casing used on the electrical […]

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