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Do You Know What's Lurking Under Your Sink?

Author: MeghanB

Do you know what's lurking under your sink? If your answer is "no" then you're not alone. Seventh Generation commissioned a national survey of folks like you and me and the results are startling:

  • Forty-seven percent of us can't name a single ingredient in our household cleaners
  • More than half of us have never checked a cleaning product's label to assess the ingredients or warnings
  • Furthermore, one in five of us don't take steps to safeguard our families from more than 60 chemicals found in the average American home

Just like any new revelation or theory, we don't know what we don't know until someone tells us. And then, suddenly, that knowledge is power. And right now, as an average consumer myself, I'm feeling like a super hero.

I challenge you to be the most powerful consumer and protector of your family's health and that of the environment by educating yourself on the impact of household toxicity.

Sounds overwhelming, right? doesn't have to be.

Visit Seventh Generation, Healthy Child Healthy World, and WebMD's new Health eHome to symptom-check your house; learn about the various "hot spots" of toxicity and how to overhaul them in practical, affordable ways.

Change doesn't have to be intimidating and paralyzing, I promise! I'm encouraged by Seventh Generation partner Dr. Alan Greene when he says that "for every environmental problem…there is an environmental solution."

I want to be a part of that change. And change starts at home. Use WebMD's Health eHome tool to live healthier, smarter and become part of the solution.

Seventh Generation and friends recently discussed the impact of chemical toxicity in the home and easy solutions, as outlined at WebMD's Health eHome.

IMAGE: From L-R: Healthy Child Healthy World's CEO/Exec. Dir., Christopher Gavigan; Gossip Girl actress and green mom, Kelly Rutherford; Seventh Generation partner, practicing pediatrician, and green expert, Dr. Alan Greene; and Seventh Generation's Chief Inspired Protagonist, Jeffrey Hollender.

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