Corporate Lean Strategies Should Include Reducing Toxins
The more our country learns about toxic chemicals, the more people realize the ubiquitousness of toxins. Toxic chemicals are in the air, in the water and soil, and in our bodies. Some toxic chemicals pose an immediate health threat, while other toxins gradually build up in the environment and in our bodies, causing life threatening disease long after exposure. Toxic chemicals could impair development, negatively affect the ability to reproduce, disrupt our body chemistry, and even cause cancer. Of the thousands of chemicals in use by businesses involved in industry at present, alarmingly small amounts of these chemicals have been tested for their effects on human health. Moreover, the companies and industries using these chemicals know even less about the combined effects. This lack of knowledge makes it hard for those people in the workplace of these companies to protect themselves.
Empirical scientific evidence exists linking environmental exposures of toxins to negative effects on our health. The best way to preclude these problems is a preventive framework that requires reasonable measures to prove that the chemicals in use are safe before being allowed into widespread commerce. One such way would be to enforce corporations involved in industry to develop strategies that include methods of reducing toxins.
First order of business is to have corporations prevent toxic chemicals from being used in the first place. Averting toxic exposures should be top priority. Businesses can do this by reaching out to eco friendly companies like Ecolink that work toward helping businesses find safer methods of chemical use, which include eco friendly, green alternatives. Ecolink assists businesses in reducing the amount of toxic chemicals they emit that spread throughout the environment.
For many industrial companies, the damage has already been done. However, it is not too late to act on minimizing the residual effect of already having toxins in the air. Ecolink can help organizations instill methods of corporate clean up after toxins have already polluted the air, land, or water.
Another way to reduce toxins is eliminating toxic substances in products. Some manufacturing companies do not include cleanup or disposal costs when they make product design decisions. As a result, costs for cleanup and disposal often fall on you, the taxpayer. Therefore, the use of fewer toxic chemicals in products is the surest way to avoid these problems. Unfortunately, many manufacturing companies incorrectly believe that instituting ways to transition to green alternative safety measures is far too expensive, and it is cheaper for them to keep using the same toxic chemicals. Ecolink debunks this method by introducing eco friendly chemical options that are inexpensive, and to which a transition is simple. In fact, business can expect a reduction in cost in the long and short term when switching to green alternative compounds. All you have to do is contact Ecolink to find out how.