Are you a parent, grandparent, or care-provider who wants to give a baby the best start possible? One of the greatest gifts you can offer is a chemically safe environment. Attention to this critical area now can reap rich rewards in the coming years.
The Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia has an excellent resource to help you prepare a safe setting.
They point out: “Children are more vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemicals than adults. Their immune systems and central nervous system are immature and still developing, which means their bodies are generally less capable of eliminating toxins. As well, children have roughly double the skin surface of adults per unit of body weight, so a child can absorb proportionally more chemicals. Babies and children breathe more air per body weight than adults do, which increases their exposure by inhalation.
Decreasing a child’s exposure to chemicals from day one, and even in the womb, could mean a lower risk of allergies and chemical sensitivities, and lower risk of cancers and other illnesses.”
Use these links below to find great tips and options for a toxic-free nursery, home, or daycare center — from diaper wipes to furniture. Share them with a friend!