Saturday, October 4, 2008

“Many Chemicals in Our Homes Have NOT Been Tested …

...and some of those chemicals are up to 65 time more hazardous for children than for adults,” says Dr. Alan Greene, Pediatrician and Healthy Child Board Member. In this video he notes that many childhood health problems are on the rise, including autism and asthma. For example, do you know what’s in your baby’s mattress? I recommend their “90 Tips for 90 Days” blog and their book, Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home.

1 comment:

andrew said...

Two bright caring students are designing "building forensics" tools that could be used to test what's toxic in our home:

The pair is using nondestructive techniques to take samples from couch cushions, drywall and even concrete to identify the concentration of chemicals that had been in the home. If successful, the technique would make it easier for scientists to reliably identify the chemical causes for many diseases.