Recommended Reading

Non-Toxic Avenger
Duke, Deanna.
The Non-Toxic Avenger: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You.
Gabriola Island, BC: New Society, 2011.
Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World
Landrigan, Philip J., M.D., Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., and Mary Landrigan, M.P.A.
Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World.
Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2001.
Slow Death by Rubber Duck
Smith, Rick and Bruce Lourie.
Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things.
Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2009.

Steingraber, Sandra.
Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.
Philadelphia: Da Capo, 2011.

Steingraber, Sandra.
Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood.
New York: Berkley, 2003.

Information Resources

Beyond Pesticides
Using science, policy, and action to protect our health and the environment. Detailed advice on safe pest control.

Breast Cancer Fund
Connecting the dots between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments.

Center for Environmental Health
Protecting people from toxic chemicals and promoting business products and practices that are safe for public health and the environment.

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
Nonprofit dedicated to compiling and disseminating scientific evidence that low-dose exposure to endocrine disruptors causes health and environmental problems.

Environmental Health News
World-wide news about health and the environment.

Environmental Working Group
A nonprofit whose mission is “to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.” Offers essential resources like Skin Deep (a cosmetics database) and the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides.

Good Guide
Directs you to healthy, green, and ethical products based on scientific ratings. Offers a free smartphone app.

Healthy Child Healthy World
Empowering parents through information, encouragement, and networking.
Researching toxic chemicals in everyday products, including toys and baby gear.

MOMS – Making Our Milk Safe
Working to keep toxic chemicals out of our environment, our bodies, and mothers’ milk.

Mt. Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center
A leader in research and prevention under the direction of Dr. Philip J. Landrigan. Call 1-866-265-6201 to speak to a pediatrician about environmental toxins and your child’s health.