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Worry Proof : A Pediatrician (and Mom) Explains Which Foods, Medicines, and Chemicals to Avoid to Have Safe and Healthy Children - Cara Familian Natterson

Worry Proof

A Pediatrician (and Mom) Explains Which Foods, Medicines, and Chemicals to Avoid to Have Safe and Healthy Children

Paperback Published: 26th October 2010
ISBN: 9780452296596
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 18+ years old

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"A clear, succinct, scientific explanation" (Deepak Chopra) of the twenty-five hot-button issues that keep today's parents up at night.

Why do kids today have more allergies? Is it safe to let a child use a cell phone? Are the dangers posed by sunscreen outweighed by its protective value? Do vitamins and supplements really make a difference? These are just a few of the thousands of concerns hotly debated on the playground and in the media-but parents still lack objective knowledge on what's truly safe for their kids.

In this essential guide, experienced pediatrician and mother of two Dr. Cara Natterson clearly explains what to avoid, which so-called "dangerous" products are completely safe, and outlines what she does at home. A classic in the making, Worry Proof is unlike any other guide out there and will ease parental fears in an era of spiraling hysteria.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: What Does "Dangerous" Really Mean?p. xi
Allergensp. 3
Artificial Sweetenersp. 15
Baby Foodsp. 25
Fishp. 31
Probioticsp. 42
Soyp. 50
Vitamins and Supplementsp. 58
Caffeinep. 71
Juicep. 79
Milkp. 84
Sports Drinks, Vitamin Waters, and Energy Drinksp. 93
In Your Surroundings
Cell Phones and Electromagnetic Radiationp. 103
Flame Retardantsp. 120
Leadp. 129
Pesticidesp. 136
Plasticsp. 148
On Your Body
Cosmetics: Nail Polish, Hair Products, and Perfumep. 159
Deodorant and Antiperspirantp. 169
Diapersp. 178
Insect Repellentsp. 184
Sunscreenp. 190
Toothpastep. 198
Antibioticsp. 205
Cough and Cold Medicinesp. 214
Vaccinesp. 220
Web Sites Used in Researching This Bookp. 235
Top Ten Worry Proof Web Resources for Parentsp. 237
Notesp. 239
Glossaryp. 251
Works Citedp. 257
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780452296596
ISBN-10: 0452296595
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th October 2010
Publisher: Plume
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25