Raising Healthy Kids
How to Protect Your Children from Hidden Chemical Toxins
A must-have book for every parent, from the author of the ground-breaking bestseller Diet for a Poisoned Planet.
Every parent wonders: Am I buying products for my child that are filled with chemical toxins?
In his powerful new book, Raising Healthy Children, David Steinman, the director of the Chemical Toxin Working Group and one of America's premier environmental activists, shows how today's most popular items--from bubble bath to cereal to cleaning products to snack foods--are contaminated with unacceptable levels of chemical toxins and pesticides, and he proposes alternatives and substitutes to keep your family safe.
Steinman reveals never-before-seen test results for major brands like Johnsons & Johnsons, Kellogg, Tide, and Clairol, and General Mills that identify exactly which products contain dangerous ingredients. He casts a wide net, showing how beauty products as well as food items can cause reproductive health issues in pregnant women, and that environmental exposures, particularly in schools, can have a profound impact on babies' and children's development.
Drawing on current research, illuminating vignettes, and inspiring stories of activism, Steinman provides action steps for parents in every chapter, giving them the tools they need to shop for everyday products that will be toxin-free and helping them ask the right questions about their local schools and workplaces to determine their potential levels of exposure. As he writes, "The goal of this book is to show you how to keep you and your family safe and healthy."
When Steinman published his acclaimed bestseller Diet for a Poisoned Planet, it was compared to Rachel Carson's classic Silent Spring for bringing to light the chemical toxins in our food. Now, more than thirty years later, Steinman brings readers up to date on the increased dangers we face in all aspects of our lives and teaches us how we can make smart choices to protect our children and ourselves.
Raising Healthy Children is an inspiring, informative, and user-friendly book that will help every family reduce their toxic exposures and ensure their health and well-being.
About this Author
David Steinman is the author and coauthor of the groundbreaking bestsellers Diet for a Poisoned Planet and The Safe Shopper's Bible and director of HLF. He was featured as one of the experts and activists in the HBO Max documentary Not So Pretty, directed by Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick. His investigative reporting and writing have won awards from Best of the West, California Newspaper Publishers' Association, Sierra Club, and the Green Book Festival. He is the publisher of HealthyLivinG Magazine and serves as director of the nonprofit Healthy Living Foundation, a public-interest environmental and consumer advocacy organization that takes legal action and litigates on behalf of consumers and the environment. Under his leadership, HLF has won major court and legal cases against brands such as Herbal Essences, Pantene, Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee, Alberto VO5, Trader Joe's, and Mrs. Meyers for selling products with high amounts of toxic chemicals that required their removal or labeling.
Articles featuring or mentioning David's investigative work have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today, among other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on CNN, Fox, and CNBC, and on local television stations throughout the United States and Canada.
If the product is in stock at the store nearest you, we suggest you call ahead to have it set aside for you, or you may place an order online and choose in-store pickup.