After 65, the likelihood of a stroke, heart disease, cancer and other illnesses increase. The way a person has treated her/his body over the years and the environmental contaminants that she/he have been exposed to can affect health and well-being in these later years.
What You Can Do to promote green living in the “golden years”
- Switch to household cleaners that are non-toxic or make your own!
- Buy fragrance-free products – those items with no dyes or perfumes will help avoid exposure to such chemicals as phthalates
- Be an informed consumer – read labels and avoid personal care products that may be harmful to your health via absorption, inhalation or ingestion (see the Green Resources section of this website for ingredients to avoid)
- Purchase food from locally grown farms and seek organic food products
- Volunteer for groups that promote green education
- Support Women for a Healthy Environment’s Advocacy Initiatives that promote healthier living!
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