Less than four cents of every health-care dollar is spent on prevention and public health. Our health-care system has become a disease-care system, and the time for change is well overdue.
First Lady Michelle Obama
Healthy Child Healthy World helps mothers and fathers connect the dots, to understand cause and effect
.It tries to emphasize the healthful solutions, the positive, easy-to-follow steps you can take for your family, your home, yourself.
This is a book that every single parent needs to read
.before they read the What to Expect books or even Dr. Sears books.
"The work that Healthy Child Healthy World does is of the utmost importance. They are actually saving lives and supporting them, and it is not only our duty but our privilege to protect future generations as well."
Healthy Child Healthy World is an excellent resource for any parent looking to keep their home healthy, safe and green for themselves, for their children, and for the planet.
John Adams, Founding Director, NRDC
LOVE the book...you did an amazing job!! I am so very impressed. Classy, informative, warm...you really nailed it!
I LOVE (this) book. I think its so important, so well done, and I've already bought it as a gift for several new moms. Its a must have for any one who cares about the health of their children and the world that we are living in.
Jane Buckingham, Author of Modern Girl's Guide to Motherhood, columnist for the New York Times Syndicate, and President of The Intelligence Group
The best book ever written to help parents detoxify and green their households is Healthy Child Healthy World by Christopher Gavigan.
This excellent green living guide contains simple solutions and daily steps for changing the way we live.
I can do somethingquite a lot actuallyabout the products in my home. That requires my being as conscious about things as possiblewhat you put in and on your body.
We have lots of reasons for being optimistic. Over just the past twenty years, weve removed tons of lead from paint and gasoline, started huge recycling programs, encouraged millions to stop smoking, banned asbestos, made organic food more widely available, designed cars that go 50 miles on a gallon of gas, and learned to prevent skin cancer with sunscreen and avoidance.
Dr. Harvey Karp
About the Author
For over a decade, Christopher Gavigan has been dedicated toimproving the lives of children and families. Gavigan's academicefforts focused on environmental science and geography, andgraduate work in both education and child psychology. He hasworked as an ecology and sciences professor in the Bay Area andLos Angeles and a child and family holistic interventionist, aswell as founding Pinnacle Expeditions—an outdoor leadershipprogram.
Gavigan currently serves as the Chief Executive Office/ExecutiveDirector of Healthy Child Healthy World, the leading nationalnon-profit dedicated to protecting the heath and well-being ofchildren from harmful environmental exposures. Under hisleadership, Gavigan has launched impactful public awarenesscampaigns reaching millions, has executed a new strategic visionfor the organization and has successfully established values-basedmessaging and collaborative relationships with over 30 social andenvironmentally driven business partners. He lives in the LosAngeles area with his wife, Jessica Capshaw, and their young son.