In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy was scared of lions, tigers and bears…(oh my!)
Unless you’re out in the wilderness with your kids, you don’t have to be afraid of those things…
But there are some things right in your home that you should be concerned about because they could be doing harm to your kids during their developmental years.
In this article about Green Parenting, you’ll learn about:
- A known carcinogen (that means it can cause cancer) which is commonly found in pressed wood like bookcases or desks from Target, Walmart, IKEA, and office supply stores.
- A 3-letter toxin found in baby bottles and other reusable water bottles (including toys) that may negatively affect hormone development in your kids.
- A toxin sometimes found in hand-me-down kids furniture that could actually cause your child to have behavior and learning problems, growth delays, hearing problems and damage to the brain and nervous system.
- A toxin especially dangerous for pregnant mothers because if it’s ingested in large quantities, it could damage the nervous system of the developing fetus.
- The toxin found in flame-retardant materials that not only doesn’t break down well in the environment, but also can cause liver, thyroid, and nervous system damage.
Read the full article to find out which toxins to watch out for, and also recommendations for how to avoid them as you’re raising your kids and being kind to the environment too.
Green Parenting [WSOCTV]