16 Apr Think Green
A few scary facts:
1. Petrochemicals are chemical products derived from petroleum. There are 17,000 petrochemicals available for home use, 70% of which haven’t been tested for exposure to human health and the environment.
2. On average 63 synthetic chemical products are found in the average American home.
3. Indoor air pollution can be 200% of what outdoor air pollution levels are, according to US EPA estimates.
4. According to the Seventh Generation laundry detergent bottle, if every U.S. household replaced one bottle of petroleum-based detergent with a plant-based one, 149,000 barrels of oil could be saved — enough to heat and cool 8,500 homes for a year.