PlantsWhat You Need To Know

Having green houseplants is a wonderful way to beautify and enliven your home. Plants help purify the air and some are even edible and medicinal. However, be aware that certain plants can be poisonous to kids. Eating the leaves or even drinking the water in the plant holder can lead to a range of very mild reactions (such as skin irritation or temporary swelling of the mouth) to extremely serious reactions (such as seizures). Pets can also be significantly impacted, sometimes more so than children.

What To Avoid
Location:Keep plants out of reach of children and pets – for example, in hanging baskets or on higher shelves.
Lead free:Make sure your indoor plants are potted in Lead free pots! This may especially be a concern for ornate or decorated pots that are imported from countries with less chemical regulation.
Find Safer Products
Websites and Apps:
Clearya is a free browser extension and app that notifies you when there are unsafe ingredients in your makeup, personal care, baby care, cleaning and other products, and helps you find safe products.
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics - Nontoxic Black Beauty Project
They offer a list and database of non-toxic beauty products made and sold by Black-owned companies that are committed to toxic-free beauty and personal care products.
Detox Me
This app allows you to scan barcodes on products to find relevant tips. They also offer a buying guide to decode product labels and find non-toxic alternatives.
Environmental Working Group (EWG)
EWG has a "Skin Deep" database that rates personal care and beauty products based on their safety and toxicity levels. EWG also offers a Healthy Living app that allows you to scan barcodes and find safer products.
Think Dirty
This app and website allow you to scan or search for personal care products to see their ingredient safety ratings.