Most doctors don’t warn pregnant patients about environmental risks (Environmental Health News, 10/10/12) “A new nationwide survey of 2,600 obstetricians and gynecologists found that most do not warn their pregnant patients about chemicals in food, consumer products or the environment that could endanger their fetuses. More than half said they don’t warn about mercury, and […]
I’m just a little overwhelmed by the work crews passing through my home, so I’m going to focus on one tip guaranteed to make your Thanksgiving a little happier. When you warm those tasty leftovers, don’t use plastic in the microwave. Dr. Philip Landrigan of Mt. Sinai Medical Center, along with numerous scientists and health […]
Do Coal Plants Really Kill People? Why Romney was right. (Slate, 11/19/12) “Coal-burning is bad, bad, bad for your health—and looking ahead, the best we can hope for is that it will get marginally better.” Making sense of arsenic and rice concerns (Boston Globe, 11/5/12) A pediatrician decides to tell parents in her practice to […]
My Sweet William has been off the grid. Hurricane Sandy pushed flood waters into our street (but miraculously not into our basement) and knocked out our power, but we fared well compared to others in our region. The night after the storm hit, William was hospitalized for breathing difficulty triggered by a cold virus. He’s […]
I bought this set of LED votive candles after learning that paraffin wax candles release benzene, toluene, and other toxic chemicals when they’re burned. That’s not good for indoor air quality and is especially bad for children, pregnant women, and asthmatics. […]
Boys in USA, like girls, showing signs of early puberty (USA Today, 10/20/12) New research finds that American boys are showing signs of starting puberty six months to two years earlier than they did 30 to 40 years ago. Special Report: Government has little authority to stop unsafe cosmetics (Environmental Health News, 10/18/12) Brazilian Blowout […]
Darling Fergus has a new favorite pastime: stacking. Here are his reviews of the sort-and-stack toys he inherited from Sweet William, along with a couple of others he picked up along the way. […]
Halloween is fast approaching. I’ve shared tips on how to keep it safe and non-toxic at Natural Kidz. I hope you’ll check it out!