In my quest to help parents create a “green” environment for their kids, I stumbled across this article from the North Jersey Media Group. The article has a good summary of places where toxins may exist in the home that parents may not be aware of, such a pressed-wood furniture, carpeting, and humidifiers/dehumidifiers. It also offers up a few cleaning product alternatives.
A lot of the information came from, as mentioned in the article, the website of The Deirdre Imus (yes, she’s married to Don Imus) Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology. I haven’t had a chance to fully explore this website, but it appears to have a lot of good info on your environment and how it affects you and your children. And, it has a ton of links.
Another site I stumbled upon (okay, they emailed me) is babyGROE (Green, Recycled, Organic and Ethical), a UK-based, non-profit group, which casts a much wider net, helping parents make decisions on products, birthing methods, breast v. bottle, cloth v. disposable (don’t forget gDiapers!) and creating a healthy environment. Parts of this site you need to register for, but I really like the group, because they take the same philosphy as me – parents should pick and choose what works for them.
Hey, every little bit helps!