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Toxics & Health
Consumers have a wealth of products to choose from, whether it’s personal care products, pesticides, cleaning products or paint. By reducing the chemical products you bring into your home or office, you can protect your health and our environment. SF Environment can help you make those important decisions.
Reducing exposure to chemical products makes for healthy homes, gardens, schools and workplaces. SF Environment develops strong guidelines to help you maintain a healthy environment.
A business has the potential to be a leader for environmental awareness, showcasing greening efforts to other businesses, customers, and the larger San Francisco community. SF Environment is committed to working with businesses to help green their operations and practices—from hospitals and dentists to garment cleaners, offices, restaurants, and more.
Every year, six million people in the US are injured or become ill from work related causes, which include direct exposure to toxic substances. We have created customized campaigns for business to help reduce worker exposure. These include trainings for nurses about toxics in the health-care setting, dry-cleaning workers on safer dry-cleaning solvents, janitorial workers on green cleaning and nail salon workers on safer products and practices.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.