Every safe and healthy choice makes a difference
and manifests in a child’s overall health and wellbeing.
Take a quick survey of your home and see how many questions you answer Yes versus No.
- Do you use detergent to wash clothes and dishes?
- Do you use dryer sheets?
- Do you have carpeting in your home?
- Is there foam in your furniture, pillows or weather stripping?
- Does your furniture or bed have a label indicating it has been treated with flame retardants?
- Do your cleaning products have chemicals in them?
- Do you drink water out of your tap or use water in plastic containers?
- Do you use non-stick cookware?
- What is most of your family’s clothing made out of?
- Do you know the sources of your food? Is it organic or GM-food?
What becomes obvious when you look at anyone’s home is that we are all being exposed to many toxic chemicals from just about everything. “Scientists refer to chemical exposure as an individual’s “body burden” – the consequence of lifelong exposure to industrial chemicals that are used in thousands of consumer products and linger as contaminants in air, water, food, and soil.” (Thomas 23)
What was shocking was that these chemicals were not only in our bodies, they were showing up in those that hadn’t yet been born:
“In a study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group in collaboration with Commonweal, researchers at two major laboratories found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals. Tests revealed a total of 287 chemicals in the group. Of the 287 chemicals we detected in umbilical cord blood, we know that 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. The dangers of pre- or post-natal exposure to this complex mixture of carcinogens, developmental toxins and neurotoxins have never been studied.”
Indeed, emerging studies are pointing to the fact that seemingly insignificant exposures can not only lower IQ but raise the risk of behavioral conditions including ADD, ADHD and hyperactivity in children. As quoted in the Huffington Post, “The evidence is really mounting that industrial chemicals have some contribution to neurodevelopment problems,” said Tracey Woodruff, director of the University of California, San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. ” And we’re seeing more kids with these problems.”
A short video called “Little Things Matter” by Dr. Philippe Grandjean, toxicology adviser to the Danish National Board of Health brilliantly shows how this is occurring.
Safe Baby Healthy Child’s Mission
To be a trusted resource, by providing in-depth information from experts selected for their knowledge, experience, integrity and dedication to the highest possible standards of holistic principles and uncompromising solutions.
To empower parents and parents-to-be to create the safest, non-toxic environments, provide optimum nourishment and utilize the most beneficial healthcare solutions at the most critical time of their child’s life…from pre-conception through childhood.
To create community and inspire a world where babies and children can once again breathe clean air, drink pure water, eat foods grown and made with care, trust that toys and products are free from harm and fully thrive in body, mind, spirit and soul.
To heighten awareness and impart wisdom that will nurture and enhance children’s lives for generations to come.