From: ClickGreen staff, ClickGreen, More from this Affiliate
Published December 22, 2014 08:00 AM

Going green has benefits beyond being good for you and the planet!

You know that going green helps the environment and often your bank account, but it can also play a key role in reducing accidents. Green lifestyles are generally healthier ones, so don’t forget about that bonus perk when you go eco-friendly. Whether it’s reducing the amount of chemicals in your home, reducing the pesticides in your food, or avoiding the need for a DWI attorney because you never drive (especially not under the influence), here are a few ways eco-friendliness equates to fewer accidents: 

1. No chance of a car crash

Statistically, taking public transportation such as a bus or train, or walking or cycling, is much less dangerous than taking a car. Distracted driving is on the rise; just take a look at the official government (UK) Distraction.gov site for statistics on accidents caused from phones, radios, food and sleepiness. A greener approach to getting around is simply less prone to accidents than taking a car.

2. No chance of accidental poisoning

The fewer chemicals you have in your home, the less the odds of a child or pet getting into it and hurting themselves. There are many options for natural, chemical-free cleaning solutions, such as those from Good Housekeeping, and many people report homemade solutions work even better than anything you find in the store. Not only can you save a lot of money and improve your health by limiting “normal” exposure to chemicals, you also reduce the risk of an accidental overdose.
 

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