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Healthy home

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Learn less-toxic ways to clean, maintain, repair and improve your house and yard, handle moss and mercury safely, care for your pets and more.

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Repair, remodel and maintain safely

Identify toxic home improvement products from paint to caulk, find safer alternatives, make your yard more nature-friendly and more.Go

Green cleaners

Save money and protect your family and the environment by using safe, simple ingredients to clean your home.Go

Safer, healthier pet care

Protect your family and your pets from the harmful effects of effects of dangerous pesticides. And get the scoop on poop.Go

Safe pest control

Learn how to handle a variety of household pests without resorting to toxic chemicals that put your families and pets at risk – as well as the environment and wildlife. Short instructional videos show you how. Go

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Hazardless Home Handbook

This guide provides information for most common hazardous household products, including:

  • Hazardless Home Handbookcommon hazardous ingredients
  • potential hazards
  • responsible use and storage
  • proper waste management
  • alternative products
  • a reference section and a glossary.

A note about disposal of hazardous materials

Some disposal options recommended in this handbook may not be available to you if your area does not have a hazardous waste collection facility. If your local government has yet to sponsor a household hazardous waste collection event, consider encouraging your solid waste department to develop this new, safer and environmentally sound disposal option for your area.

Download the hazardless home handbook

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