Our Mission: We ignite the movement that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals. Donate »

Get Answers

Do you have any recommendations for safer caulking?

QUESTION:
I need to do some caulking and have been looking at the MSDS for Elmer's caulking. There are two products that appear to be less toxic than most other brands. One is the All Purpose White Acrylic Latex and the White Squeeze and Caulk. Has anyone else had any experience with either of these? I have included the links to the MSDS for both. Thank you for any help or advice that you can offer.

ANSWER:
Actually both of these look good in comparison to other caulks. All of the hazardous ingredients listed are listed because they are dust hazards for workers who are making the product, but not a hazard for the end user because the dust is bound up with other ingredients. Also the health hazard is rated 1, which is slight. I'm going to look for these next time we need to caulk.

Debra :-)


This answer was provided by our friend, Debra Lynn Dadd. Hailed as "The Queen of Green" by the New York Times, Debra Lynn Dadd has been a pioneering consumer advocate since 1982, specializing in products and lifestyle choices that are safer for human health and the environment. She is the author of Home Safe Home.

Print this page | Email a friend


Trusted Partners

View All
  • Belly Armor
  • Organic Valley

Read and Learn

It's the trusted guidebook for the Next Generation of Parenting "...that every single parent needs to read..."

PICK UP A COPY
Now In Paperback!