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:

How to have a healthy lawn and garden, and advice on handling various pests

Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (founded by Lois Gibbs)

Health Care without Harm (medical wastes)

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Breast Cancer Fund

“The Cancer Lobby” by Nicholas D. Kristof:

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