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The Guide to Less Toxic Products

Everyday, most North Americans use beauty and cleaning products which contain hazardous ingredients. How can you find the products which are least toxic, among the thousands of products on store shelves?

The objective of this site is to:

  • Provide information about potential health risks of commonly used products.
  • Help identify less toxic alternatives for personal care, household cleaning, baby care, and household pest control.
  • Provide information to help you evaluate products not in this Guide in order to choose the safest ones for your needs.

Chemicals have replaced bacteria and viruses as the main threat to health. The diseases we are beginning to see as the major causes of death in the latter part of (the 1900's) and into the 21st century are diseases of chemical origin.
Dr. Dick Irwin, Toxicologist, Texas A&M University

A Guide to a Healthier Life

Thanks to our funders:

Saunders Matthey Cancer Prevention Coalition   Halifax Peninsula Community Health Board    Halifax Peninsula Community Health Board

Also thanks for support to:

Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Dump and Run



This site is a project of the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia (EHANS). EHANS is a non-profit, charitable organization, entirely independent of any supplier or manufacturer of products mention in this Guide.
Material may be downloaded for personal use. Please contact us for permission to use this material for educational or non-profit purposes. Copyright 2004 Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia.


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