Chemical Free Kids
Do you think you would be using the baby care products you are currently using if you knew they contained harmful toxic chemicals?
Read the ingredient list on the back of the products that you are currently using. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate? Cocamide DEA? Propylene Glycol? And some you probably cant pronounce such as Methylisothiazolinone and Diethanolamine? What are they? Are they natural or synthetic? And does it really matter?
Chemical Free Kids: Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World is one of a few resources in the world that supports parents, teachers, care givers and health practitioners in tackling the issue of toxic chemicals and their impact on the health and wellbeing of children and young people:
- What are Chemicals?
- What makes chemicals toxic?
- How do they get into the human body?
- What are the health and behavioural impacts on kids and young people?
- Why are kids particularly susceptible to chemicals?
- How do we currently measure chemicals and determine their safety?
- What are the consumer assumptions that we make?
- What are the alternatives?
- What we as a society, community, and industry can do about it?
Chemical Free Kids: Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World brings together compelling research that includes interviews with Australian families with kids who have been affected by environmental chemicals revealing how toxic chemicals in the environment play a critical role in our childrens everyday health and wellbeing, food additives; personal care products; over the counter and prescription drugs; household cleaning product; etc. In a practical sense, Chemical Free Kids: Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World teaches how to read labels and identify toxic and harmful ingredients leaving parents more empowered in asking the right questions about what is going into their kids bodies. Through her research, knowledge and experiences, the author of this book, Dr Sarah Lantz, brings new insights into a world of toxicity and related diseases caused by environmental chemicals that have gone relatively unnoticed for a long period of time.