Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home
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Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home

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by Christopher Gavigan, Meryl Streep
     
 

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Healthy Child Healthy World offers parents a definitive guide to creating a healthy, nontoxic, and environmentally sound home. With tens of millions of American children now facing chronic diseases such as asthma, ADD, allergies, and learning and developmental difficulties, this information has never been more critical for parents. A growing body of research points to

Overview

Healthy Child Healthy World offers parents a definitive guide to creating a healthy, nontoxic, and environmentally sound home. With tens of millions of American children now facing chronic diseases such as asthma, ADD, allergies, and learning and developmental difficulties, this information has never been more critical for parents. A growing body of research points to the chemicals in everyday household products such as cleaning supplies, beauty care, home furnishings, plastics, building materials, and even toys as contributing to these ailments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525950479
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/17/2008
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

For over a decade, Christopher Gavigan has been dedicated toimproving the lives of children and families. Gavigan's academicefforts focused on environmental science and geography, andgraduate work in both education and child psychology. He hasworked as an ecology and sciences professor in the Bay Area andLos Angeles and a child and family holistic interventionist, aswell as founding Pinnacle Expeditions—an outdoor leadershipprogram.

Gavigan currently serves as the Chief Executive Office/ExecutiveDirector of Healthy Child Healthy World, the leading nationalnon-profit dedicated to protecting the heath and well-being ofchildren from harmful environmental exposures. Under hisleadership, Gavigan has launched impactful public awarenesscampaigns reaching millions, has executed a new strategic visionfor the organization and has successfully established values-basedmessaging and collaborative relationships with over 30 social andenvironmentally driven business partners. He lives in the LosAngeles area with his wife, Jessica Capshaw, and their young son.

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Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Briell More than 1 year ago
When I worked at a natural health food store, we had a copy of this book on the shelf. I always encouraged people to give this book as a gift. There is a ton of helpful information, especially if you are just getting started in the "green" ways of living. I recently gave it to one of my good friends for her shower gift and I hope she reads it and learns from it. Even if she simply changes the shampoos and other personal care products for her baby to more natural alternatives and becomes aware of a few ingredients to stay away from - that would be a huge help for her child! Every little step counts.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to help me understand what I can do to make my house more green as I suffer from allergies and sensitivities. This book was very good about understanding the basics and is written in more scientific manner than The Honest Life by Jessica Alba which I bought and read as well. I found both to be very helpful and provide steps to make your home safer. I have three small children and worry about what they are exposed to. This book helped me to understand what I can and can not control and provided options for change. Christopher Gavigan is a business partner of Jessica Alba so there is a lot of overlap. I also am brand new to the going green idea/concept so a lot of the information is new to me; however, I can see how someone who has this knowledge might find it redundant. This book is geared more to a novice. I keep this book close by as reference.
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Busy__Mom More than 1 year ago
Great source for ideas on how to rid your home of toxins. Natural alternatives are widely available these days so there really is no reason to use chemicals in the home. So glad I saw this summary on ParentsDigest, or I might never have found this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific reference guide to help parents (and, more to the point, anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle) create a safe place for their kids to live, eat and breathe. What I like most about it is that, to a novice, the book doesn't totally overwhelm or preach. It's matter-of-fact and logical material with tips that are totally DO-able. It really is a must-have in every parent's library, even if you don't plan on turning your life upside down and become totally 'green'. Food for thought!