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What Parents Need to KnowAbout PesticidesAFive-Minute Guide to Protect Your Kids For Life
Until I had my third baby, I didn’t know that there could bepesticides in food and cleaners — even the soap thatI’d used w...
I did some research and learned things like taking offyour shoes prevents 85% of dirt — including toxinslike lead and pest...
As I shared this information, my friends and family weren’tconvinced. “We grew up with chemicals and we’reokay,”they said.
But are we? Today, babies are born with200+ industrial chemicals in their blood.                              Source: Cent...
There are 80,000+ industrial chemicals approved for use inour household products and none have been tested forchildren’s s...
One of the most dangerous classes of these chemicals arepesticides. 80% of our exposure occurs indoorsthrough products lik...
…but also through food. Today, an apple can contain asmany as 56   different pesticides.                                  ...
Pesticides have been linked to serious health                                     problemssuch as autism, asthma and pedia...
Today, autism affects 1 in 88 children —                             that’s a600% increase over the past 20 years.        ...
Asthma now impacts 9 million kids — including black andlatino children, who are 60% more at risk and threetimes more likel...
With rates up 30% in 30 years, pediatric cancer is now theleading disease killer of children. It’s more lethal thanasthma,...
Pesticides even affect unborn children. The dangers ofcommon pesticide exposure are equal to those of smokingduring pregna...
Going shopping? Sadly, “natural” and “healthy” don’t meanmuch: Only USDA Certified Organic is regulated by thegovernment n...
But can you afford pesticide-free? Yes, organic food can beexpensive:   A gallon of milk is about $2 more.                ...
The average American now spends more than $2 each dayon coffee. Wouldn’t you give up a cup a week to make surewhat your ki...
Plus, eliminating pesticides from your home can actuallysave you money! Instead of costly commercial products, tryred pepp...
Warm water and soap work as well or better thanpesticide antibacterials or antimicrobials like triclosan.                 ...
When it comes to food, simply avoid the Dirty Dozento reduce your family’s pesticide exposure by 80%.                     ...
Concerned? It can be tempting to bury your head in thesand like an ostrich — I know I did, for a while.
But small shifts can make a huge difference: After just oneday of eating organic food, children can eliminate mostpesticid...
And making these changes are so important — even forthose of us who don’t have children. Kids are only 30% ofour populatio...
Inspired? Thank you for every step you take tocreate a better future —   for all of us.
www.MommyGreenest.com
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  1. 1. What Parents Need to KnowAbout PesticidesAFive-Minute Guide to Protect Your Kids For Life
  2. 2. Until I had my third baby, I didn’t know that there could bepesticides in food and cleaners — even the soap thatI’d used with the first two!
  3. 3. I did some research and learned things like taking offyour shoes prevents 85% of dirt — including toxinslike lead and pesticides — from entering yourhome. Source: WebMD
  4. 4. As I shared this information, my friends and family weren’tconvinced. “We grew up with chemicals and we’reokay,”they said.
  5. 5. But are we? Today, babies are born with200+ industrial chemicals in their blood. Source: Centers for Disease Control
  6. 6. There are 80,000+ industrial chemicals approved for use inour household products and none have been tested forchildren’s safety. Source: Environmental Working Group
  7. 7. One of the most dangerous classes of these chemicals arepesticides. 80% of our exposure occurs indoorsthrough products like these… Source: Environmental Protection Agency
  8. 8. …but also through food. Today, an apple can contain asmany as 56 different pesticides. Source: Environmental Working Group
  9. 9. Pesticides have been linked to serious health problemssuch as autism, asthma and pediatric cancer. Source: Centers for Disease Control
  10. 10. Today, autism affects 1 in 88 children — that’s a600% increase over the past 20 years. Source: Centers for Disease Control
  11. 11. Asthma now impacts 9 million kids — including black andlatino children, who are 60% more at risk and threetimes more likely to die from the condition as adults. Source: Centers for Disease Control
  12. 12. With rates up 30% in 30 years, pediatric cancer is now theleading disease killer of children. It’s more lethal thanasthma, diabetes, AIDS, cystic fibrosis and birth defectscombined. Source: National Cancer Institute
  13. 13. Pesticides even affect unborn children. The dangers ofcommon pesticide exposure are equal to those of smokingduring pregnancy: low birth weight and early labor. Source: National Institutes of Health
  14. 14. Going shopping? Sadly, “natural” and “healthy” don’t meanmuch: Only USDA Certified Organic is regulated by thegovernment not to contain pesticides — as well as otherchemicals like rBGH, found in American milk butbanned in Europe because of cancer links. Source: Prevent Cancer
  15. 15. But can you afford pesticide-free? Yes, organic food can beexpensive: A gallon of milk is about $2 more. Source: Consumerist
  16. 16. The average American now spends more than $2 each dayon coffee. Wouldn’t you give up a cup a week to make surewhat your kids drink every day isbetter for them? Source: Consumerist
  17. 17. Plus, eliminating pesticides from your home can actuallysave you money! Instead of costly commercial products, tryred pepper to deter ants and wine for fruit flies. Source: Healthy Child Healthy World
  18. 18. Warm water and soap work as well or better thanpesticide antibacterials or antimicrobials like triclosan. Source: Federal Department of Agriculture
  19. 19. When it comes to food, simply avoid the Dirty Dozento reduce your family’s pesticide exposure by 80%. Source: EWG
  20. 20. Concerned? It can be tempting to bury your head in thesand like an ostrich — I know I did, for a while.
  21. 21. But small shifts can make a huge difference: After just oneday of eating organic food, children can eliminate mostpesticides from their bodies. Source: National Institutes of Health
  22. 22. And making these changes are so important — even forthose of us who don’t have children. Kids are only 30% ofour population, but they’re 100% of our future!
  23. 23. Inspired? Thank you for every step you take tocreate a better future — for all of us.
  24. 24. www.MommyGreenest.com

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