How do I get rid of the chemical smell of vinyl and plastics?

— Cat Vandergrift, PA

Answered by Danny Kelly on March 2, 2010

I need to find low-toxic carpet for my rental apartment. What are some reliable brands?

— Linda MacEwen, Santa Monica, CA

Answered by David Rodriguez on November 6, 2009

How can you tell if it is truly a "green paint" from start to finish?

— Ellen Wallingford, Rockport, ME

Answered by Victoria Schomer on September 17, 2009