I purchased in mine in white at Bed,Bath and Beyond for $12.99. It says it is water, mold resistant and machine washable. It is very nice and two things I noticed at first. One is that it is a lighter weight than the plastic and much easier to open the two curtains together. Second is that it is much quieter! The water hitting the plastic was much louder and now the shower is more calming and less noisy. Not sure if that was what was meant by a healthier home, but less noise it healthier too. I would highly recommend purchasing one since it already has made a huge difference.