• Johnson & Johnson Removing Toxic Chemicals from Products

    by Margie Kelly, Communications Manager

  • Childhood Cancer on My Mind

    September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. What will you do to make a difference?

  • Healthy Pregnancy Tips

    Do you remember the moment you first learned you were pregnant? After the shock and awe period passes, pregnancy is the perfect time to commit to eliminating toxic chemicals from your food, home, and personal care products.Making your daily routines as healthy as possible during pregnancy will make you feel better and will go a long way toward protecting your unborn child from toxic chemicals like BPA, mercury, phthalates and more, all of which have been found in the bodies of pregnant women. ...

  • Why I’m Fighting to Protect Kids from Cancer

    By Gigi Lee Chang, CEO, Healthy Child Healthy WorldHealthy Child Healthy World was founded by Nancy and Jim Chuda, two incredible people who lost their 5-year-old daughter to cancer. Nancy and Jim transformed their grief into action twenty years ago by launching this organization to teach parents how to prevent children's exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment.As CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, I'm inspired by Nancy and Jim and parents everywhere working to make the world a safer, healthier place for children. ...

  • Tell the Senate: Healthy Children Need Safe Chemicals

    On July 25, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to take the first vote on the Safe Chemicals Act in 36 years!

  • 3 Reasons to Buy Antibiotic-free Meat and Poultry

    by Margie Kelly, Communications Manager, Healthy Child Healthy WorldIf you're a meat-eater, it's better for your health and the planet to buy antibiotic-free meat and poultry. That might be tough to do, given that 80 percent of the antibiotics in use are fed to animals raised for food to keep them growing faster and to prevent them from getting sick in crowded and unsanitary conditions.A recent poll released by Consumer Reports found a majority of people polled want more access to antibiotic-free meat. ...

  • California Acts to Make Couches Safer

    by Margie Kelly, Communications Manager, Healthy Child Healthy WorldThat little white label on your couch indicating that it meets flame retardant standards might have reassured you that you would be protected from fire. But would you feel safe knowing the same label meant your couch contained pounds of toxic flame retardants that studies show harm human health and the environment?My guess is no. ...

  • Seven Tips for Healthy Painting

    Don't miss out on these tips on how to make painting a healthy and fun experience!

  • 3 Sunscreen Safety Tips You Probably Don’t Know, but Definitely Should

    by Janelle Sorensen, Healthy Child Advisory Board MemberThe dog days of summer have arrived early at Chez Sorensen and my girls are practically living in the pool. I love that they're spending oodles of time outdoors, but we're going through copious amounts of sunscreen and my kids aren't exactly fond of the laborious effort it takes to slather their bodies repeatedly throughout the day.Being 9 and 12 (almost), there's a lot of surface area to cover and during that time they have ample opinions about how the process could be improved. ...

  • What’s in Your Can, Campbell’s?

    by Margie KellyCommunications Managerwww.healthychild.orgNo longer is "BPA-free" enough.Today we're asking all our readers to head over to Campbell's Soup's Facebook page to ask the iconic American company what it plans to put in its cans instead of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA).Campbell's recently announced its plan to eliminate BPA from its cans. What will America's iconic soup company use instead? M'm M'm mum is the word.We disagree with Campbell's decision to withhold information from consumers. We have a right to know what's in the products we buy. ...

  • Is Your Water Bottle Giving You Cancer? New Study Reveals Shocking BPA Dangers

    by Farron Cousins Originally posted on Desmogblog.com

  • More Kids at Risk for Lead Poisoning

    by Healthy Child Healthy Worldwww.healthychild.orgAfter the CDC lowered the threshold at which a child is at risk for lead poisoning by half last week, the number of children under six who are now considered at risk jumped from 77,000 to 442,000, according to the Huffington Post. The article quoted Dr. Phil Landrigan, Healthy Child Honorary Board member and chairman of the department of preventative medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City: "There is no safe level. Lead is toxic to the developing brain at low levels. Prenatal exposure causes brain damage. ...

  • TIME Raises a Ruckus & Safer Cosmetics Makes History

    by Healthy Child Healthy Worldwww.healthychild.orgTIME raised a ruckus recently with a profile of "attachment parenting" guru Dr. Bill Sears, highlighted by a cover photo of a mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son, according to the Huffington Post. Healthy Child believes breast is best-especially for the first year, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics-and welcomes the discussion these photographs have incited (although not the flaming, that's just plain mean). ...

  • Autism and Chemicals, Cancer Report Under Fire, and Kudos!

    by Rachel Lincoln SarnoffExecutive Director & C.E.OHealthy Child Healthy World

  • April is Autism Month; New Studies Look for Causes

    by Healthy Child Healthy World www.healthychild.orgOn the heels of last week's CDC report that found higher rates of autism than ever before-now affecting 1 in 88 children and representing a 78% increase in the last 10 years- a new study published last week in the journal Clinical Epigenetics is especially interesting. The study looked at how substances such as high fructose corn syrup can lead to mineral deficiencies, how deficiencies in minerals such as zinc can reduce the body's ability to eliminate toxic substances such as mercury and pesticides, which have been linked to autism. ...

  • Pesticides and Pregnancy

    by Healthy Child Healthy Worldwww.healthychild.orgThere was a time when doctors told pregnant mothers it was okay to smoke and drink alcohol because their babies were protected. Obviously, now we know otherwise-but many women are still misinformed about the dangers of the common contaminants that their fetuses are exposed to. ...

  • BPA, Flame Retardants & Toxic Jewelry

    by Healthy Child Healthy WorldSo many news stories that relate to children's environmental health, it's hard to keep up!The FDA Rejects BPA Ban in PackagingLate in the day last Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)announced that it would not place on ban on BPA in packaging because there wasn't enough scientific evidence that it harmed humans. We wonder whether they've missed the volumes of studies finding BPA associated with some cancers, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive disorders. Manufacturers are moving away from the chemical even without FDA action. ...

  • New News on Cleaners

    by Healthy Child Healthy WorldCleaning used to be a simple thing. You learned what to use from your parents and bought the same products when you moved into your own house. But new reports just emerging may make you rethink choosing some of those brands.Earlier this month, a report conducted by the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, MA and published in the online Environmental Health Perspectives journal revealed chemicals linked to linked to asthma and hormone disruption in 200 common household products. ...

  • Is Breastfeeding Revolutionary?

    After Beyoncé discretely fed seven-week-old Blue Ivy in a New York restaurant, breastfeeding activists noted that the simple act might change cultural perceptions.

  • Supporters Gather to Celebrate Colette

    by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Healthy Child Healthy World