[From GreenBiz / Trim Tab] Our homes are fraught with carcinogens. Endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins and a laundry list of other types of harmful chemicals are likely in every room of your house. These toxics are in the hygiene products in your medicine cabinet as well as in the materials that make up your bathroom.
If a consumer was posed with the choice between a product that contains toxics or a comparable nontoxic product, one would imagine that the consumer clearly would choose the latter.
Historically, chemical-free alternatives were not largely available, but recently, consumers are gaining ever-growing access to healthier options. Companies are learning that manufacturing healthy products is indeed marketable, cost-effective and smart business practice.
You can find healthier alternative products in standard retailers, ranging from household cleaners that contain innocuous ingredients such as baking soda to furniture free from halogenated flame retardant (HFRs) coatings.
Ingredient transparency gives consumers the option to make informed choices about the products they buy, and is on the upswing. Below is a list of 10 companies forging the demand for a healthy materials economy.
The organization works to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health. By leveraging health care’s purchasing power, Health Care Without Harm drives policies and markets for ethically produced, healthy, sustainable products and services.