AnswerLine provides information and resources for Iowa consumers with home and family questions.

We've been answering consumer questions for more than 40 years.

Professional consumer and family scientists answer questions about:
  • nutrition
  • textiles
  • laundry

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)
  • 515-296-5883 (toll charges may apply)

Also check these resources from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach:

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