Solutions in Toxics & Health

Taking precautionary steps to reduce the negative impacts of toxics

As the first city to adopt the Precautionary Principle, San Francisco strives to protect the health of its residents, visitors and the local environment. SF Environment develops programs and policies to help individuals and businesses make safer choices in products, practices and services.

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With so many different kinds of sunblock (sunscreen) on the shelves this summer, choosing the right kind can be a challenge. Consider following these guidelines to make sure that your sunblock not only protects your skin, but also contains...
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Endocrine disrupting chemicals can mimic hormones in our bodies and interfere with the hormonal system. They can cause a range of health impacts including...
Broken fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs DO contain mercury, a toxic metal. Read more for the steps to a safe clean-up and disposal.

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