Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World (Rodale Organic Style Books)

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ISBN-13: 978-0875969473
ISBN-10: 087596947X
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What do salt, peaches, and carpet have in common? Two things: chances are you have them in your house, and they all have the potential for serious toxicity. Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World is full of scary eye-openers, but it also includes plenty of ways to improve the well-being and safety of your family at home, work, daycare, or the local park.

The 101 suggestions in the book range far and wide in the search for common sources of toxicity and are further subdivided into areas of special interest. Each chapter has a short list of questions to help you identify which topics to focus on, such as "How old is your house?" and "Does your school have science labs?". Depending on the answer, a list of topic numbers will be of special interest in your hunt for solutions. Chapter topics include food safety (stop using antibiotic washes), household chemicals (don't use mildew-resistant paints), and reproductive risks, so it's also possible to simply flip to the area of greatest concern.

Because of arrangement by topic rather than toxin, easy solutions like giving away poisonous philodendrons and poinsettias are featured right next to suggestions on ripping out carpets and putting down wood floors; chemicals that are known to be instantly deadly are listed right next to potential sources of long-range impact. While the overall range is excellent, the book may be overwhelming to novices in the world of chemicals. --Jill Lightner

About the Author

Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., is well-known for directing a major study on pesticides in children's diets at the National Academy of Sciences. He is Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and Director of Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Center for Children's Health and the Environment. Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., is a leading researcher on childhood lead poisoning. He is Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine. Mary Landgrigan is Director of Health Education and Information for the Westchester County Department of Health in New York.
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Product Details

  • Series: Rodale Organic Style Books
  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale (February 23, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087596947X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875969473
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,038,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Melanie on January 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
I will have to admit that on my first glance at this book, written by two doctors and a public health expert, I felt overwhelmed by its checklists and inspection suggestions to use in our home. Did I really want to know if our home was toxic? Did I want to know if my son's school was a safe place for him to be? I wasn't sure at first, but as is typical for me and other moms I know, my parental guilt got the best of me and I sat down to read this amazingly interesting book.
The environmental checklist at the back of the book proved to be more than just another thing to do; it helped me to focus in on areas of our home where we are at risk of being exposed to toxins.
Did you know, for example, that magic markers that contain xylene can cause your child to experience headaches, dizziness, confusion, and balance and breathing problems? Scented markers can be dangerous in addition because they encourage children to taste them.
The book does contain some good news. For example, olive oil can be effective in treating head lice, therefore avoiding the potential dangers of the more caustic over-the-counter head lice treatments.
Forget about creating a germ free kitchen or bathroom - it can't be done. Using antibacterial, germ killing, sterilizing sprays will rarely result in a germ free environment, even if that were something one would wish to do. Using toxic cleaners simply replaces the germs with a synthetic chemical hazard. Overuse of such products can actually increase the potency of germs that can rise up and revolt against the products themselves. For disinfecting, simple "green" products work and are safe, or a homemade solution of ¼ cup of bleach to a gallon of water will suffice.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time on the subject of environmental wellness. I recommend it to every person I know that has a child! It frustrates me that this book is hard to find. It's simple enough for the average consumer. It teaches alot-- Important stuff. When my friend told me his daughter has cancer, I urged him to read this book in order to protect her environment while she heals and make her future environment SAFE. PLEASE get this book back on amazon with unlimited availability!
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By Dr. G on May 18, 2014
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I perused this book and food MANY outdated recommendations. This was a baby shower gift and I had to use 4x6 cards to insert into the book to update information.One example was recommending PETROLEUM JELLY for diaper rash!
Think author could have given MANY more references to some great links like SKIN DEEP to check on ingredients.
Could have formatted book to be much more helpful. I should have looked at publishing date before purchase
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By Jasmines_momma09 on December 10, 2014
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Its a good book but it talks about things we all probably know already
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