Among other things, going green means using natural, chemical-free products in the home, eating organic food and driving less, all of which are good for people’s health.
The Environmental Protection Agency warns that many household products such as air fresheners and disinfectants contain chemical compounds that are hazardous to human health. Using natural products eliminates this potential harm.
While final results are not yet in, New York University reports that many experts advise consuming organic meat from animals that have not been given antibiotics, hormones or steroids, as those substances in meat products are thought to be harmful to human health.
Fruits and vegetables that are labeled organic have been grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers based on petroleum. A meta-study conducted by The Organic Center found that organic produce tends to be more nutritional than conventionally grown produce.
Organic clothing is not only made from natural materials like cotton and wool, it is usually free of artificial dyes and chemicals that can aggravate skin conditions and allergies.
Driving cars less leads to less air pollution. Biking and walking more not only leads to a destination, but also develops healthier bodies.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention