Take Out Toxics: Buying Guide

Thousands of harmful chemicals lurk in our houses, schools and workplaces. In fact, more than 80,000 chemicals allowed for use in the U.S. have never been fully assessed for their toxic impacts on human health and the environment. This July, a bill to strengthen current legislation, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act, was introduced in the House. NRDC's Take Out Toxics pages examine what's at stake and what the new bill does to get the toxics out.  But like our government, you may not know what toxic chemicals are in our products. In the Take Out Toxics: Buying Guide, we expose the hazards in everyday items and what you can buy to avoid them.