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Healthy Child, Healthy World

Creating A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home
Gavigan, Christopher (Book - 2008)
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Leading medical experts and scientists team up with celebrity activists to help parents detoxify and green their households. Nothing makes one more keenly aware of health risks lurking in the everyday world than becoming a parent. Most know the importance of using cabinet locks and child gates, but research is showing many more ways we need to be childproofing our homes. Tens of millions of American children now face chronic diseases and illnesses including cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, ADD/ADHD, allergies, learning and developmental disabilities, as well as a host of lesser but disruptive ailments. And the growing research points to much of the increases on unseen threats wrought by exposure to chemicals in everyday products like cleaning supplies, beauty care and cosmetics, home furnishings, plastics, some foods and toys as contributing to these ailments. With that in mind, the non-profit organization Healthy Child Healthy World offers parents a definitive guide to creating a healthy, nontoxic, and environmentally sound home. Filled with easy steps and simple solutions to improve family living without wreaking havoc on schedules or budgets, this book includes inspiring ideas for safe, eco-friendly cleaning methods, choosing healthier food, pet and garden care, nursery and home building materials, plus extensive tips for energy saving and family fun. With contributions from environmental science and public-health experts such as Dr. Phil Landrigan, Dr. Harvey Karp and Dr. Alan Greene, as well as many celebrity supporters (including Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields, Tobey Maguire, Sheryl Crow, Vanessa Williams, and Tom Hanks), Healthy Child Healthy World is the essential guidebook for parents wanting to go green.
Authors: Gavigan, Christopher
Title: Healthy child, healthy world
creating a cleaner, greener, safer home
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2008
Characteristics: xii, 321 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Christopher Gavigan ; foreword by Meryl Streep
Notes: "With contributions by Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields, Tom Hanks, Tobey Maguire, Kate Hudson, and Erin Brockovich"--Jacket
ISBN: 0525950478
Branch Call Number: 640 G283h 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Natural products Sustainable living Handbooks, manuals, etc Ecological houses Health aspects Housing and health Popular works Children Health and hygiene Home economics Handbooks, manuals, etc
Topical Term: Natural products
Sustainable living
Ecological houses
Housing and health
Home economics
LCCN: 2007050535
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This user-friendly book suggests some practical steps families can take to make their homes safer and more environmentally friendly.

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