Being concerned about your family’s health should also mean that you’re concerned about the environment. The two issues have plenty of overlap. For instance, many of the household products sold in stores contain chemicals that could hurt your local environment and your family. These products include a lot of items you use daily or weekly, such as plastic food containers, nonstick pans, antiperspirants, and even air fresheners.
While this is frightening to learn, the good news is that a handful of companies have committed themselves to making eco-friendly products that will help your family avoid health problems. Some companies, however, have focused on healthy products for a longer time than others. For instance, Amway introduced an organic, biodegradable cleaner in 1959. Since then, it has added scores of healthy products to its catalog to give buyers better options for their homes.
Not many households thought about the consequences of buying items in 1959. In recent years, though, more and more people have started to realize that “green” products offer benefits. A recent survey shows that 56 percent of consumers are moderately like or slightly likely to buy an eco-friendly product even when a similar product is slightly cheaper. An additional 34.6 percent say they are very likely or extremely likely to choose the green option.
The infographic below offers more information about the dangers of certain household products. You’ll also find some tips to help you switch to options that will improve the health of your family members and the environment.