Solutions in Safer Practices

The how-to's of reducing toxic hazards

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.

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Read the ingredients list closely and check the Skin Deep or Good Guide databases.
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Use stainless steel or cast iron pans to avoid the risk of polymer fume fever.
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Sure. Just be sure to choose the right type of fish for your gender and age to avoid unsafe levels of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
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Wet cleaning is an environmentally friendly garment cleaning alternative to traditional dry cleaning.
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Maybe. Try to look for products that do not contain "fragrance," "perfumes," or "phthalates."
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Prevention, soapy water, and least-toxic baits are more effective than sprays or bug bombs.
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Seal out rats and mice, remove food and water sources, and use snap traps if needed.
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Avoid flame retardant chemicals by dusting, vacuuming, and washing your hands often.
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Keep a distance between your phone and your body to reduce exposure to radiofrequency energy.
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Store your food in stainless steel or glass containers reduce your exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxic chemicals.

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