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The Retrofit NYC Guide to Detoxing Your Home
Unwanted toxins In your home
Every day, New Yorkers are exposed to toxins that are dangerous to your health, your homes and the environment. Many of these chemicals are especially dangerous for children and pregnant women. Some are known to cause cancer, disrupt hormones, and lead to respiratory disease and allergies.
Make choices for your health, your kids and your neighbors
Fortunately, you can use your purchasing power and change your behavior at no cost and with little effort. This is why Retrofit NYC Block by Block developed these simple tips about energy, air, water, cleaning products, plastics, mold, lead, pesticides, and food. Just one step can make a difference for your health and help create a better environment for everyone.
What is Retrofit NYC Block by Block?
Retrofit NYC Block by Block is a campaign to reduce energy use and raise environmental awareness and action in six New York City neighborhoods. Learn more here about Retrofit NYC Block by Block and its partner organizations: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Chhaya Community Development Corporation, Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island, and Sustainable South Bronx.
These cards were produced with financial support from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute.
Retrofit NYC Block by Block Funding Partners:
New York City Council; Council Speaker Christine Quinn; Brooklyn
Community Foundation; Booth Ferris Foundation; Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC); State Farm; The Rockefeller Foundation;
Con Edison; Congressman Edolphus Towns; State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
Implementation Partners include:
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA);
Con Edison, MillionTreesNYC; National Grid, PlaNYC 2030