Solutions in Toxics & Health

Taking precautionary steps to reduce the negative impacts of toxics

As the first city to adopt the Precautionary Principle, San Francisco strives to protect the health of its residents, visitors and the local environment. SF Environment develops programs and policies to help individuals and businesses make safer choices in products, practices and services.

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Regular soap is just as effective at killing germs as antibacterial soap, and it’s healthier for you and the environment.
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Use homemade cleaners, look for third party-certified products, and choose mist spray bottles over aerosol spray cans.
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With so many different kinds of sunblock on the shelves this summer, choosing the right kind can be a challenge. Consider following these guidelines to make sure that your sunblock not only protects your skin, but also contains ingredients that are...
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To reduce exposure to toxics found in consumer products for cooking, try stainless steel or cast iron cookware instead of non-stick products.
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Check here to see if a laptop, desktop or monitor is registered in EPEAT, the global registry for greener electronics. EPEAT, short for Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool, is an ecolabel that covers environmental issues including...
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Endocrine disrupting chemicals can mimic hormones in our bodies and interfere with the hormonal system. They can cause a range of health impacts including...
Silver dental fillings can contain up to 50% mercury, but is it dangerous? Learn more...
You can reduce your exposure by choosing safer products and implementing safer practices. Learn more...
Learn about San Francisco's Precautionary Purchasing Ordinance...
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A few basic tips can instantly create a safer indoor environment...

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