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How to Ban 1,700 Everyday Killer Chemicals

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label-readerIf you’ve ever been wondering how many toxic chemicals we could put in our home, wonder no longer. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released a list of about 1,700 “chemicals of high concern”— substances that pose a significant risk to human health that also are used in manufacturing common consumer goods.The law that created the list calls for action to be taken on a minimum of just two.

Fuel the Eco-Revolution The next step is for agency staff to select two or more “priority chemicals” that could be prohibited in products sold in Maine. Those chemicals can be banned only if safer alternatives are available at a comparable cost. Now there is a good reason to support green companies so that more toxic chemicals can be banned! Let’s turna an eco-fail to an eco-win. –The Detox Diva

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

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