March 2017 Vol. 12 / No. 1
Every season brings an opportunity to start something new. Here at the Center, our focus on children’s health turns to the outdoors, where kids love – and need – to thrive. All too often, our outdoor spaces from lawns to parks, are tainted with pesticides that can harm kids’ neurological and hormone systems. In this issue, we focus on glyphosate, which has been found in the waterways of 38 states, making its way into our bodies through the environment and into our food. It puts farmers and farm families at particular risk, and all of us who depend on them. By raising awareness about the health outcomes of pesticide practices, we can support safer choices.
As Earth Day approaches, classrooms across the country highlight ways kids can protect our planet. Children often come home from school filled with questions. In this issue, integrative pediatrician Dr. Rosen answers how to talk to kids about climate change in a way that is meaningful for the whole family.
Thank you for joining us as we work to protect children's health this Earth Day and every day.
Wishing you health and wellness,
Warning: Glyphosate is Toxic and Everywhere
When it comes to our children’s health, it seems there is a new boogey monster every week. Whether mercury, bisphenol-A, phthalates, or something else. Read more
Talking With Children About Climate Change
“Climate change is not about a distant, unforeseeable future. It is about the world in which our children live today and the future in which they will raise their own children.” Read more
Spring Break With Traditional Cleaning Products
This spring, break with traditional cleaners and try greening your cleaning. Here are some suggestions for how to use our third party-certified Greening The Cleaning® products. Read more
Sharing The Love!
Congratulations to everyone at HackensackUMC’s Child Care & Learning Center for raising $350 for the hospital’s Colleague-to-Colleague Fund! Read more
Environmental Health Legislation
Legislation is an important tool for improving environmental health nationwide. Click here to take action and get involved.