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Healthy Child Healthy World

Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home

Christopher Gavigan - Author

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ISBN 9780452290198 | 336 pages | 07 Apr 2009 | Plume | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Learn how to Create a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home - from Christopher Gavigan and the trusted experts at Healthy Child Healthy World.

Healthy Child Healthy World is the essential guide for parents! All parents want a happy and healthy child in a safe home, but where do they start? It starts with the small steps to creating a healthier, less toxic, and more environmentally sound home - and this is the definitive book to get you there.

Unfortunately, tens of millions of Americans, overwhelmingly children, now face chronic disease and illnesses including cancer, autism, asthma, allergies, birth defects, ADD/ADHD, obesity/diabetes, and learning and developmental disabilities. The number gets higher each year and more parents ask WHY? Scientific evidence increasingly finds chemicals in everyday products like cleaning supplies, beauty care and cosmetics, home furnishings, plastics, food, and even toys that are contributors to these ailments.

The good news is that you can something to protect your children with a few simple changes!

Inside, you'll find practical, inexpensive, and easy lifestyle advice for every stage of parenting including:

* Advice on preparing a nontoxic nursery for a new baby
* What every expectant mom needs to do to have a safer pregnancy
* Clarifying which plastics and baby products to avoid and the healthier solutions
* Tips to take to the grocery store, including the most and least pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables and the best healthy kid-approved snacks
* Which beauty care / cosmetic products pose the biggest risk to health
* The best recipes for healthy snacks, low-cost and safe homemade cleaners, and non-toxic art supplies
* How to easily minimize allergens, dust, and lead
* A greener garden, yard, and outdoor spaces
* Tips to keep your pets healthy, and the unwanted pests out naturally
* Renovation ideas, naturally fresher indoor air, and safer sleeping options,
* An 27 page extensive shopper's guide to most trusted and best products every home needs

Inside is also packed with over 40 featured contributions from renowned doctors, environmental scientists, and public-health experts like Dr. Harvey Karp, Dr Philip Landrigan, and William McDonough, as well as many celebrity parents like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tobey Maguire, Sheryl Crow, Erin Brockovich and Tom Hanks. A special featured contribution from First Lady Michelle Obama on her best ways of coping with her daughter's asthma.

"Less than four cents of every health-care dollar is spent on prevention and public health. Our health-care system has become a disease-care system, and the time for change is well overdue."
- First Lady Michelle Obama

"Healthy Child Healthy World helps mothers and fathers connect the dots, to understand cause and effect....It tries to emphasize the healthful solutions, the positive, easy-to-follow steps you can take for your family, your home, yourself."
-Meryl Streep

"This is a book that every single parent needs to read....before they read the What to Expect books or even Dr. Sears' books."
-Nature Moms

"The work that Healthy Child Healthy World does is of the utmost importance. They are actually saving lives and supporting them, and it is not only our duty but our privilege to protect future generations as well."
-Brooke Shields

"Healthy Child Healthy World is an excellent resource for any parent looking to keep their home healthy, safe and green for themselves, for their children, and for the planet."
-John Adams, Founding Director, NRDC

"LOVE the book...you did an amazing job!! I am so very impressed. Classy, informative, warm...you really nailed it!"
- Rita Wilson

"I LOVE (this) book. I think it's so important, so well done, and I've already bought it as a gift for several new moms. It's a must have for any one who cares about the health of their children and the world that we are living in."
-Jane Buckingham, Author of "Modern Girl's Guide to Motherhood", columnist for the New York Times Syndicate, and President of The Intelligence Group

"The best book ever written to help parents detoxify and green their households is Healthy Child Healthy World by Christopher Gavigan."
- Elle Magazine

"This excellent green living guide contains simple solutions and daily steps for changing the way we live."
-Library Journal

"I can do something-quite a lot actually-about the products in my home. That requires my being as conscious about things as possible-what you put in and on your body."
-Kate Hudson

"We have lots of reasons for being optimistic. Over just the past twenty years, we've removed tons of lead from paint and gasoline, started huge recycling programs, encouraged millions to stop smoking, banned asbestos, made organic food more widely available, designed cars that go 50 miles on a gallon of gas, and learned to prevent skin cancer with sunscreen and avoidance."
-Dr. Harvey Karp


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