RECESS! Time for lava monster, freeze tag, four square, and foot races! Playing outside on playgrounds, driveways, or blacktops are central to a child’s healthy lifestyle, and we want to keep it that way. You may have heard or read that certain pavement sealants (“blacktop”) can cause cancer and are less environmentally friendly than alternatives. … More Let’s Seal the Deal: Ban Coal Tar-Based Blacktop Sealant
Summer! School is out and fun is in. For parents, summertime also means thinking about child safety while kids spend more time outdoors and at home. Here are a few reliable online resources that provide information to help parents navigate common summertime (and even year-round) exposures. 1. Protection against the sun: Choosing the healthiest and … More Online Resources to Ensure Your and Your Family’s Safety this Summer
As the season changes, many children may experience problems with their asthma. There are things you can do to reduce your child’s risk of an asthma attack caused by environmental exposures. Read on for information about this topic: What is asthma? Asthma is a disease of the small airways in the lungs, characterized by a … More How the environment can make your child’s asthma worse
Are you tired of the nagging from us environmentalists urging you to avoid this or that hazard? Feeling like you are walking a perilous path through life to avoid inevitable environmental poisoning? Feel like your children’s days are rife with danger and you are the one responsible for protecting them? Well, that is NOT the … More Give Me a Break!
Children need exercise. Especially in this day and age when one-third of American kids are overweight or obese. Extracurricular athletic practices, competitions and even pick-up games provide kids with fresh air and a chance to burn off the calories from today’s giant portion sizes of snacks and beverages. All these healthy recreational activities require green … More The safety of artificial turf playing fields
Safe drinking water: we consider it a basic right. It’s treated and tested before it reaches us so we no longer have to worry about contracting deadly diseases from the kitchen faucet. Our tap water is even enhanced with minerals such as fluoride to improve our health. Very few would deny that the addition of … More Fluoride: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
When you go to the doctor you expect to hear about your blood pressure, your weight, or your risk of STDs or heart attack. But your doctor should also be asking you how much fish you eat. FISH? Why fish? Well, from a health standpoint, this is a tricky one. Fish are a great source … More Why your doctor should be asking you about fish