Most people don’t think a lot about the quality of the air inside their home or work environments and how it impacts them. Not surprising, though, indoor air quality has major impacts on human health and the ability to save money on medical bills. Find the top 10 ways to reduce indoor pollution naturally for health and financial benefits.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY PRODUCTS
How we build our indoor environments has a big impact on our ability to live sustainable lives. Check out these indoor air quality products and service resources you can get behind on your road to reducing your indoor air pollution through through conscious consumerism.
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Taking the Guesswork Out of Indoor Air Quality Products
Thank you for visiting the Indoor Air Quality portion of being a Conscious Consumer.
If you have been reading up on why reducing indoor air pollution is important on my Indoor Air Pollution page, and you wish to learn what indoor air quality products or services you can use to reduce your indoor air pollution, then congratulations! You’re making strides to reducing your eco and carbon footprints and towards living a more sustainable lifestyle.
Keep going and check out the products and services resources I have provided for you below. Just click on a category. New resources will be continually be added, so if you don’t find anything you like at this point, please keep coming back.
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3rd Party Certifiers
Here are hard-working, U.S. and international 3rd party product certifying organizations that take a lot of the sustainable-buying guesswork out of your purchasing. Look for their labels when you make your next purchase.
Click on each logo to see their certified product listings that hold with their mission to make the planet a sustainable place to live.
Managed by Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI), Greenguard is a certification program founded to improve indoor air quality and reduce chemical exposure from furniture and building products to promote safe and sustainable living and working environments. Read more about Greenguard.
A non-profit organization, Green Seal, acts as an eco-label those thousands of products and over 450 services that meet its strict criteria for human and environmental health standards. Read more about Green Seal.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a U.S. based independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect forests through setting sustainability standards in promoting environment, social and economic management forestry management. Read more about FSC.
Move over C and S Corps… Certified B Corporations (B Corps) are redefining how business is done. “Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.” If you see this label on a brand, that’s a brand you can get behind as a conscious consumer. Read more about B Corps and what companies must do to get B Corp certified. Search their directory to see who is a certified B Corp.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) started tracking chemical safety in products since 1993 and calls out bad chemicals and the companies that use them for consumer safety. When you see the EWG VERIFIED seal, you know it’s free from “EWG’s chemicals of concern and meets our strictest standards for your health”. Read more about EWG and the 1674 products they have verified.
The EPA Safer Choice program helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers identify and find products that perform and contain ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment. Look for the Safer Choice label, now on over 2000 cleaning and other home products to choose safer for you, or browse the product certification list. Read more about the Safer Choice program.
The USDA BioPreferred Program’s goal is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products to increase the use of renewable agricultural resources while reducing the U.S.’s reliance on petroleum. Labeling is voluntary but when you do see this label, know it indicates that a product or package is USDA Certified Biobased. Search the certified product directory and read more about the program.
Since 1996, the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) has been promoting a comprehensive standard and internationally recognizable Leaping Bunny Logo so companies and consumers can easily shop animal-friendly cosmetics and household products. Find certified brands and read more about the Leaping Bunny Standard.
Since 1993, the Australian non-profit Choose Cruelty Free (CCF) organization has been advocating, “for the rights of animals who live with us, not for us” by promoting only those products made by ethical, morally-sound companies that don’t test on animals, even when required by law, so Australians can shop consciously. Even in the U.S., you check out the Choose Cruelty Free List for cosmetics, toiletries and household cleaning products to purchase and read more about CCF’s efforts.
With more than 6.5 million members and supporters, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world. In addition to public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns, PETA also provides its highly recognizable Cruelty Free logo so all consumers know how to shop consciously to protect animals. Find companies that do and do not test on animals as well as those products made from vegan resources.
The harvesting of palm oil, used in 50% of home and food products, has seen the slashing and burning of thousands of acres of natural habitat, which is causing deforestation, climate change effects, and is leading cause of orangutan extinction. Starting in 2017, the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark (POFCAP) is an international, non-profit organization operating in 20 countries, and counting, working to thoroughly assess and certify products to ensure they are palm oil free. Look for the Palm Oil Free logo when you shop so you know which products do not falsely claim to be “palm oil free’. Learn more about POFCAP’s goals and operation.
Also working to protect orangutans from extinction, the Orangutan Alliance is an independent industry-based, non-profit organization promoting the sustainable palm oil harvesting for consumer products through its Palm Oil Free Certification Program. Also look for this seal when shopping food, home and beauty products. Read more about the Orangutan Alliance’s mission.