CHOOSE SAFE PRODUCTS

 

Thousands of chemicals are released into our environment. Contrary to what you might think, many are not tested or are tested for only a short time. As consumers, we need to be aware of this and try to avoid hazardous chemicals. Here are some helpful websites:

Environmental Working Group’s Healthy Home Tips:

http://www.ewg.org/healthyhometips

How to have a healthy lawn and garden, and advice on handling various pests www.beyondpesticides.org

www.safecosmetics.org

www.healthyschools.org

Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (founded by Lois Gibbs) http://chej.org

Health Care without Harm (medical wastes)   www.noharm.org

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Breast Cancer Fund   www.breastcancerfund.org

“The Cancer Lobby” by Nicholas D. Kristof:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/opinion/sunday/kristof-the-cancer-lobby.html

“Warnings from a Flabby Mouse” (how endocrine disruptors may affect obesity):

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/opinion/sunday/kristof-warnings-from-a-flabby-mouse.html