Have you ever heard the saying, "A worried mother does better research than the FBI"?
Unfortunately, parents almost have to be professional sleuths to figure out which products are safe for their children. Scant regulation of chemicals, confusing labeling, and rampant greenwashing can make the simple act of going shopping for a family feel like navigating a minefield. And when our children's health is at stake, a misstep is not an option.
Young kids are uniquely vulnerable to toxic chemicals since their immune, neurological, endocrine, and entire bodily systems are still developing. Studies show that even small exposures during critical windows can lead to breast cancer, infertility, learning disabilities, and other serious health problems later in life.
The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to reduce your children's exposure to toxins. Start by avoiding these four common chemicals: