Religious institutions and homeowners deal with many toxic chemicals, including cleaners, pesticides and toxic waste. GreenFaith recommends healthier alternatives from institutions and homes.
Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk
Most consumers think that if something is sold in the marketplace it must be safe and adequately tested. However, of the 80,000 synthetic chemicals used in products today, very few have been tested for their effects on human health or the environment. In addition, there is no law mandating that companies list all ingredients on the label of their products.
Many of the substances used in common cleaning and pest products, as well as the numerous electronic gadgets that surround us, have been linked
to cancer, endocrine disruption, and respiratory problems, among other
ailments. And none of us are immune - studies have shown that chemicals from everyday products are in our bodies and bloodstreams (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Safe, effective alternatives and practices exist, to enable institutions and homeowners to create a toxin-free environment. Click on the categories below to access tools and resources for both institutions and homeowners: