Your Home's Eco Trouble Spots

Dr. Alan Greene, author of Raising Baby Green, reveals your home's most eco-unfriendly areas and how to make them healthier for your family and the planet (12 Photos)

Mary Kate Frank on Nov 9, 2010 at 5:42PM

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Your Home's Eco Trouble Spots

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Trouble Spot: The Medicine Cabinet

If you throw away or flush old medicine, it can pollute the water and soil. "The medicine can leak out of landfills and get into animals, who then release it into water and soil," says Dr. Alan Greene, author of Raising Baby Green. When you flush it, the medicine gets into the water supply."

Healthier option: If you're disposing of medicine, put it in a sealable bag full of coffee grounds (which makes them less appealing to animals). When in doubt, check out the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's information page or ask your local pharmacist.

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