Go green this Christmas with small, simple steps
Some LED lights now are even solar-powered, eliminating the need to find an electrical outlet. But like artificial trees, electric Christmas light cords are usually made with PVC plastic, which often contains lead, says Alicia Voorhies, co-founder of thesoftlanding.
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Strings of plastic beads, such as those used as Christmas tree garlands or Mardi Gras necklaces, also contain toxic chemicals, including lead, according to a new study at HealthyStuff. Greene says he likes old-fashioned decorations from nature — strings of popcorn and cranberries, and fresh greenery.
For stocking stuffers, Zissu suggests giving kids packets of seeds, oranges and organic lollipops. Zissu says she stays away from perfumed candles and air fresheners, which often are made with petroleum and which can emit volatile organic compounds, which are chemicals that form a gas or vapor at room temperature. Some greener ways to make the house smell great is to decorate with freshly cut pine or fir branches, make home-made potpourri, or boil cinnamon and oranges on the stove.
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