In the Web of Life

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How Toxins Are Changing Childhood

The number of (largely untested) chemicals in our environment is on the rise, as are the rates of autism, cancer, and other serious health problems affecting kids. KIWI investigates
 this “silent pandemic”—and reveals how parents can fight back.

…In 2014, Dr. Landrigan and Phillippe Grandjean, M.D., an adjunct professor of environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health, published a paper in the journal The Lancet calling the effects on children’s cognitive development a “silent pandemic of neurodevelopmental toxicity.”

…“You need to remember that there are things you can do to limit exposure and that healthy factors can counterbalance the harm of chemicals—most important, a loving, supportive family environment and a nutritious diet.” He and other experts say taking these steps can make a difference:

EAT ORGANIC…
DRINK FILTERED WATER…
PASS UP FOOD THAT COMES FROM ANIMALS TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS…
CUT BACK ON CANNED FOOD…
AVOID USING PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS…
VACUUM AND DUST WITH A DAMP RAG OR SPONGE EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS…
USE NATURAL PEST-KILLING PRODUCTS…
TRYING TO GET PREGNANT? TAKE FOLIC ACID…

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