Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Top Five Household Toxins

If you knew what the top five household toxins were, would you get them out of your home? Would it seem like too much of an overhaul to change five big life habits?

If you could just change two or three, you would be making a difference! Our children's detox systems are going into hyperspeed. If we can reduce some of their toxin exposure, especially in the home where they eat and sleep, we will be doing something VERY valuable.

If this is your first time to think about how our children are effected by household toxins, please read my previous posts on the topic. Today I am going to suggest an informative video from EWG.

I have blogged about the Environmental Working Group before. You can read that post here. They often have very useful guides for parents who are concerned about how toxins effect their children's health. Right now they have a very useful guide to buying sunscreen. Check it out here.

And, right now they have a very insightful video for parents about the top five household toxins. Watch it here. It is actually posted on a news website, but it is a EWG scientist in the interview.

Please don't let getting rid of household toxins overwhelm you. It is impossible to prevent our children from exposure to all toxins. We simply do what we can to reduce their Body Burden. And, it just so happens that home is the best and easiest place to start!

While you're at the EWG website, take a look around. They have so much great information. Also, click here to sign up for EWG's monthly Healthy Home tip for parents via email.

3 comments:

Kathryn said...

I don't want to be rude, but i'm frustrated. The five toxins (which i'm sure won't surprise me) aren't listed here, & when i click your link, it brings me back to this post. I'm going in circles.

I suppose i can go to to EWC site, but the fact is i prefer to read to watch a video.

This is not a complaint of your site, which i LOVE! I'm just frustrated with this post. :)

Amy Ellen said...

Hi Kathryn,

I am so sorry that the link is troublesome. When I visit the blog and click it, it takes me to the video page. Here is the link to cut/paste into your browser:

http://www.wvec.com/news/topstories/stories/wvec_local_050409_toxic_things_in_your_home.24ae487.html

I hope you can get to it that way!
Thanks for your comment,
Amy Ellen

Fruitful Vine2 said...

I'm off to check it out. Thanks for sharing.