Create A Healthy Home Environment For Your Child

Leading Canadian health and environmental experts just recently issued a list of five excellent ways you can protect your child...
Leading Canadian health and environmental experts just recently issued a list of five excellent ways you can protect your child from home toxins. Now, if you're in American, never fear, although this brochure was released in Canada, it's totally applicable to life in the USA too. I like this list because it's simple, not complicated and any parent can follow it. Plus, nothing on this list is expensive. In fact, if you follow the steps on this list, you'll likely save money. The Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE) recommends the following five steps in their new brochure... 1. Bust that dust: Although you wouldn't think so, basic house dust is a common source of exposure to toxic substances. Make sure you clean and dust often. Vacuum and mop your floors at least once a week. Don't wear your shoes inside either. 2. Go green when you clean: Conventional cleaners can expose your child to untold chemicals and toxins. Use green cleaners whenever possible. 3. Renovate right: Little ones and pregnant women should not be in areas that are being renovated in order to avoid exposure to harmful substances. 4. Get drastic with plastic: Avoid plastics in general, but especially avoid storing or microwaving food in plastic containers. Also avoid plastic teething toys when possible. 5. Dish safer fish: Fish can be a source of mercury, a substance that's harmful to the brain. Look for varieties of fish that are low in mercury, such as Atlantic mackerel, herring, rainbow trout, wild or canned salmon, and tilapia. Download the Creating Healthy Environments for KIDS brochure (pdf).

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