The World Health Organization estimates that we could prevent more than 80 percent of all chronic illnesses by improving our lifestyles in simple ways, like working to reduce your family’s exposure to environmental pollutants and eating a healthier diet. Every week, more chemicals are introduced into our environment, often without first being tested for safety on humans, much less safety on children. These toxins pervade every aspect of our lives. We spray our lawns with pesticides, and eat fish contaminated with mercury, and drink milk pumped up with hormones. We are inundating ourselves with toxins 24/7.
As parents, and as a society, we need to become more vigilant about shielding our children from these environmental insults. Throughout this website you’ll find useful information, scientific, peer reviewed studies and easy, simple steps you can take to green your life.
Raising Happy Healthy Kids In A Toxic World
A Silent Pandemic: Industrail Chemicals Are Impairing Brain Development Of Children Worldwide
Top Five Environmental Threats To Children's Health
Greening Your Baby
There's a new movement under way to go green -- starting from the first days of life...
Kids and Teens
There are many green resources that show us how to improve the environment our kids and teens live in. Here you will find information you could share with your children, and ways you can provide a greener and healthier future.
Over the past 35 years, it’s been wonderful to watch as many people have embraced the idea that what we put in our bodies affects our health. Believe it or not, back in the 70’s, when I began my fascination with nutrition; the general understanding of the critical role diet played in our health was not quite where it is today.
Looking for holistic healthcare for your child? Author and green living expert Deirdre Imus discusses how a 'green' pediatrician can help. (FoxNewsHealth - February 26, 2010)
In 2001, in collaboration with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®, HackensackUMC implemented the Greening The Cleaning® program.To the greatest extent possible, traditional cleaning products were replaced with less toxic alternatives in an effort to help protect the health of our patients, team members and community.
Greening Your School
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 60 million Americans — one-fifth of the population — spend their days inside school buildings as students, faculty, staff and administration.