Posted Bill Couzens, Founder Next Generation Choices Foundation


Healthy Child/Healthy World does great work. This post is .excellent.

And yes I think there are many parents that would far prefer doing almost anything else, other than untwisting the names on labels.

But truth be told- in the work to prevent cancer causing exposures we do so because cancer has reached unprecedented numbers. Never before has there been so much cancer.

When it comes to children, for me “suspected” harm is good enough when making choices for my own family. Especially when it comes to the unnecessary exposures such as lawn and garden pesticides, a choice of toys and or some types of foods that are known and or suspected of posing a risk to human health.

If there is an opportunity to reduce the unnecessary and preventable environmental exposures that may be suspected of doing harm to human health, as parents we should take precautionary steps if we can and especially when it comes to children.

Children are likely to be exposed to substances in their environment at higher levels than are adults.

Bill Couzens, Founder

SEE WHAT Christopher Gavigan posted

ate last week Senator Schumer (D-NY) introduced a federal bill to ban BPA, a hormone-disrupting chemical used in 95% of baby bottles, from all products for infants and young children. Just weeks ago, The National Institute of Health issued a report questioning the safety of BPA — though they claim more research is still needed. Meanwhile, the American Chemistry Council, a plastics industry lobbying group, maintains that the chemical is totally safe at the levels to which we are exposed.

As a parent, my head is spinning with all the conflicting information and reports. Parents shouldn’t have to worry about plastics, especially those in our children’s baby bottles, teethers, and toys. I know we’d much rather be spending quality time with my children than poring over articles on dangerous chemicals that cause cancer, obesity and attention disorders in animals.

To cope with the uncertainty, I’ve adopted a modus operandi for my millennial family: avoid unnecessary exposures.