Kid Safe Products Archive

Sustainable Kids’ Clothing . . . and Law Practice

Sustainable Kids’ Clothing . . . and Law Practice

In the last television season, NBC premiered a new series entitled Harry’s Law, in which a lawyer, played by Kathy Bates, takes up practice in premises previously occupied by a women’s shoe store. In a humorous twist, a member of her new firm decides to take advantage of the generous shoe stock that came along with the property and to display and continue to sell shoes right in with the law practice.

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Environmentally-Induced Childhood Disease Cost Estimated at $76.6 Billion

via Mt Sinai School of Medicine,

Industrial air pollutionIn three new studies published in the May issue of the journal Health Affairs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers reveal the staggering economic impact of toxic chemicals and air pollutants in the environment, and propose new legislation to mandate testing of new chemicals and also those already on the market.

Leonardo Trasande, MD, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, analyzed the costs of conditions–including lead poisoning, childhood cancer, asthma, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)–associated with exposure to toxic chemicals.

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Are Milk and Sugar the Causes of Acne?

by Mark Hyman, MD, via The Huffington Post,

Dr. Mark HymanIt’s confirmed. Dairy products and sugar cause acne.

As our sugar and dairy consumption has increased over the last 100 years so has the number of people with acne. We now have over 17 million acne sufferers, costing our health care system $1 billion a year, and 80-90 percent of teenagers suffer acne to varying degrees. The pimply millions rely on infomercial products hawked by celebrities or over-the-counter lotions, cleansers, and topical remedies. Recent research suggests that it’s not what we slather on our skin that matters most but what we put in our mouth.

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Are artificial colors harmful to your child’s health?

by Lisa Marshall, via NewHope360.com,

Girl with popcicleIt was Trenton Shutters’ first week at preschool when the typically easy-going 4-year-old took an alarming turn for the worst.

“He started melting down several times a week and was unable to recover,” recalls Trenton’s mom, Renee Shutters. “One day he’d be fine, the next he would get angry and not like himself. We thought he was bipolar. I was scared.”

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Food Labels: Do You Know What’s in Your Food?

by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS., RD, LD, via The Huffington Post,

Think back to what you had for dinner last night. Try to remember everything on your plate—the protein, the carbohydrates and the fat. Now ask yourself—where did it all come from? If you had a vegetable, do you know if it came from a farm near your house or perhaps did it travel hundreds, even thousands of miles to make it into your grocery store? If you had chicken, do you know if it grazed outdoors or was locked up? If your food came from a box, did you read the label first and if so, did you understand all the ingredients? The fact is most of us either don’t know or don’t want to know where our food comes from. To many of us, food is something that can be found in a box, thrown in the microwave and consumed in front of the TV.

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Doctor Prescribes Nutrition for Kids’ Health

According to Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, life-threatening diseases such as diabetes once consigned to adults are becoming alarmingly common in childhood. Asthma, allergies, endocrine irregularities, behavioral problems and a host of other maladies in children have reached epidemic proportions. Nonetheless, Dr. Dean argues, prevention and reversal are possible with sound nutrition and common sense.

Austin, Texas (Vocus/PRWEB) December 01, 2010—Dr. Dean’s new booklet, Kids’ Health—A Doctor’s Guide for Parents, published by Better Nutrition magazine, offers clear-cut guidelines for achieving, maintaining or restoring children’s health.

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Caring for Baby’s Skin—as Organically as Possible

Caring for Baby’s Skin—as Organically as Possible

Parents are becoming more aware of the dangers to children in today’s chemical-laden world. As a result, moms and dads are increasingly looking to treat their babies’ skin as gently and naturally as possible. One set of parents—Brent and Kristy Platt of Wilmington, North Carolina—found their child reacting badly to available products. The eventual result: they developed their own line, now available under the brand name Sweet Knee.

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Designing Sustainable Kids’ Clothing

Designing Sustainable Kids’ Clothing

Today, a growing number of entrepreneurs are realizing that business is about more than just making a buck. Due to the sad environmental state of our planet, the new model for business is to help guard our natural resources and to operate for the planet and its population, as well as for the company itself. Maia Andersen, with her Sustainable Kids clothing, has fully realized the importance of operating in this way and setting an example for others to follow.

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Toxins and Our Children

Toxins and Our Children

Once in a great while, a video gets online and goes “viral” that contains so much truth it cannot be ignored: 10 Americans is one such video. It is a live presentation given by Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group, detailing the hundreds of toxins found by analyzing the blood of ten average Americans.

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The Eco-friendly Lunchbox

There are many people (you likely know one or two yourself) who will occasionally have brilliant ideas to help one or another of the planet’s big problems. There is a severe dividing line, though, between those who have such ideas and those who actually set out to implement them.

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