Have you ever stood on artificial turf and wondered exactly what was under your (or your child’s) feet? I remember returning to my childhood pool a few years ago. They had replaced much of the seating areas with artificial turf. In the summer sun this material burned our feet and smelled funny. I remembered reading […]
(This is a powerful new post from a frequent contributor to Non-Toxic Kids, Alice Shabecoff. She is also the co-author with her husband Philip of the just-released book, Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill. I share her deep concern for the health of children in the Gulf region, and feel we […]
(I’ve read with deep sadness and concern in my heart about the devastating BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast. I find it unacceptable that this was avoidable, that many European countries created built in safeguards to prevent this kind of perpetual leak, but the United States thought it was too expensive. Why, I wonder, […]
Protect Insurance Companies PSA from Will Ferrell I didn’t plan on posting tonight– but I couldn’t resist this!
I’ve tried not to pay attention to the vitriol coming from the right wing at these health care “town meetings”. Really. I thought, they’re bitter, they’re angry that Obama won, and they won’t make that much of a difference in the end. See, I’m an eternal optimist. But then they started messin’ with my mom. […]
As if you needed another reason to limit your child’s intake of television, here one is. Apparently, when measured with other sedentary activities such as using the computer and playing video games, television caused higher blood pressure in children. We know all sedentary activities increase obesity and poor health. But now high blood pressure? Yep, […]