Hundreds of thousands of harmful chemicals and unnecessary pollutants are used in every imaginable industry production activity and manufacturing process throughout the world. The unnatural and forced merging of Natures well-designed molecules can produce negative side effects. This is something we need to really understand better! Over many years, various combinations and mixtures of synthetic chemicals form toxic concentrations that have incessantly flowed into Earth’s waters and atmosphere compounding negative impacts and overloading Nature’s filtering and cleaning systems.
Addressing our chemical footprint is a massive undertaking and one of the most important environmental challenges of the 21st century.
One simple solution is to identify and replace harmful chemicals with non-toxic compounds or processes. This is absolutely possible and doable—it just takes the willingness of all stakeholders to participate in revolutionizing how we make things and how we live on this planet.
Avail yourself of CoEco Chemistry Knowledge! We recommend you utilize Northwest Green Chemistry, a non profit we have formed an alliance with: Check out their webinars at: http://www.northwestgreenchemistry.org/past-webinars.html
There are many like-minded organizations doing great work in this field.
We encourage all to join LAEO’s Cooperative Ecology approach – life assisting life, instead of life conflicting with life.
Green Chemistry Resources:
Assistance with how to employ best chemical screening practices can be found by consulting with organizations that specialize in finding environmentally safe alternatives such as:
LAEO partners with the Northwest Green Chemistry Group which has a highly qualified team of experienced professionals working to enhance human and environmental health by fostering innovation and economic opportunities through green chemistry and engineering. See their resources at: http://www.northwestgreenchemistry.org
Safer Choice Program
Linking people to safer products and finding safer products is something everyone can do. And if you want to dive into technical details, see alternatives assessment criteria–US EPA Design for the Environment Program and their Alternatives Assessment Criteria for Hazard Evaluation: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/alternatives_assessment_criteria_for_hazard_eval.pdf
And GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals is also a resource to identify what chemicals are really in the mix in your living environment, in industrial processes and the like. http://www.greenscreenchemicals.org/