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Raising Healthy Children In A Toxic World : Rodale Organic Style Books - PHILLIP J. LANDRIGAN

Raising Healthy Children In A Toxic World

Rodale Organic Style Books

Paperback Published: 1st July 2008
ISBN: 9780875969473
Number Of Pages: 160

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A must-have Organic Style title for parents and parents-to-be

All parents want what's best for their children, and protecting them from the toxic materials that surround us -- such as lead, asbestos, PCBs, and pesticides -- is, of course, incredibly pertinent to their well-being. Whether choosing where to buy a home, deciding which toys to buy, or just being informed about the safety of a child's school, Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World provides parents with necessary information and recommended solutions.

Tips for parents include:
-- Test peeling and chipping paint for lead content.
-- Remove wall-to-wall carpets and replace with scatter rugs you can wash.
-- Limit the possibility of indoor mold and pests by setting a "no food or drink" rule in rooms that are carpeted.
-- No soap at all is just fine for bathing.
-- Instead of commercial baby wipes, use a cotton cloth dipped in water and baking soda.

Written by pediatricians who have done extensive research on pesticides and lead poisoning, this user-friendly volume includes checklists to help readers identify toxins in and around the home and an extensive list of resources for locating more natural products. Each solution is conveniently rated for its importance and difficulty.

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Protecting Your Childrenp. vii
Protecting Your Child in Your Homep. viii
An Environmental Checklist for Your Homep. 1
8 Special Concerns for Your Baby's Roomp. 4
10 Ways to Avoid Allergy and Asthma Attacksp. 16
10 Practical Tips for Preventing Lead Poisoningp. 31
6 Cautions about Pesticides and Herbicidesp. 42
11 Ways to Reduce Exposure to Unsafe Foodsp. 50
13 Tips for Avoiding Exposure to Household Chemicalsp. 63
Protecting Your Child in Your Neighborhoodp. 78
An Environmental Checklist for Your Neighborhoodp. 79
12 Hints for Averting Day Care Hazardsp. 81
10 Ways to Make Your Child's School Saferp. 96
10 Tips for Avoiding Neighborhood Dangersp. 114
Protecting Your Future Childrenp. 126
An Environmental Checklist for Future Moms and Dadsp. 127
11 Ways to Protect Parents from Reproductive Risksp. 130
Recommended Readingp. 144
Resourcesp. 145
Creditsp. 148
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9780875969473
ISBN-10: 087596947X
Series: Rodale Organic Style Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st July 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.22