Tis The Season for Answer Line!

Professional consumer and family scientists answer questions about child development, cleaning, consumer management, food preparation, food preservation, food safety, home environment, household equipment, nutrition, textiles and laundry.


Find an answer to your questions at this Web site.

  • Search by keyword
  • Browse our keyword index
  • Select a topic area

    Or, call us toll-free Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
  • 1-800-262-3804 (in Iowa)
  • 1-800-854-1678 (in Minnesota)
  • 1-800-735-2942 (Relay Iowa phone linkage for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals)

We've been answering consumers' questions for more than 30 years.

Also check these Iowa State University Extension resources.

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