Kitchen Safety

Use these tips to make the heart of your home a healthy haven.

By Leah Zerbe


Brew a safer cup of coffeeBrew a safer cup of coffee

Bleached coffee filters contain small amounts of the toxin dioxin. Pick unbleached filters or, better yet, go filter-free by using a French press to prepare coffee.

If you want to go the extra mile, choose organic, shade-grown coffee…that means the coffee was grown without leveling a rainforest or using harmful chemicals. Smithsonian’s Bird-Friendly certification is considered the gold standard.