TIP TOPICS --KIDS & TOXICS
Protecting the Most Vulnerable & Using Healthier Alternatives

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO EDUCATE PARENTS & OTHERS ON HOW TO PROTECT KIDS FROM TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THEIR TOYS & OTHER PRODUCTS!

WHY TAKE ACTION? It makes no sense to continue to expose children to chemicals that raise such serious questions when alternatives are readily available and in use around the world. Do you want your children or grandkids to be subjected to suspect carcinogens and hormone while waiting for 100 percent certainty about their safety? Could you look them in the eye if they developed any of the health effects about which we’ve been warned?

THE BEST PROTECTION FOR OUR KIDS IS EDUCATED CONSUMERS!

HERE’S HOW TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION:

UTILIZE THE GOOD INFORMATION DESCRIBED THERE AND PASS THE FLYER ALONG TO ANYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN CHILDREN’S WELL-BEING.

2. GET ON THE NEW KIDS & TOXICS E-MAIL LIST & RECEIVE THE LATEST INFORMATION ON PROTECTING YOUNGSTERS..

3. VIEW OR DOWNLOAD THE “HEALTHY SCHOOLS INITIATIVE” FLYER, AND CHECK OUT OUR HEALTHY SCHOOLS WEB PAGE AT: http://toxicsinfo.org/healthyschools.htm

4. CONTINUE TO PASS ON INFORMATION TO FRIENDS & FAMILY, INCLUDING THE NEW ASTHMA LINKS& PEDIATRICIANS WARNING FLYERS

5. CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO HELP WITH FURTHER ACTION. Liberty Goodwin, Director, Toxics Information Project (TIP), E-Mail: liberty@toxicsinfo.org, Tel. 401-351-9193.

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ARTICLES ON KIDS & TOXICS AND HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVES

Buyers At Risk:  Christmas Season Of Toxic Recalls, By Mark Schapiro. www.toxicsinfo.org/kids/Buyers%20At%20Risk.htm (Must read article on consumer safety) Mark's book, Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power, is available from us at the TIP Store.

SEE “SAM SUDS & THE CASE OF THE POISON PLASTIC”, THE HILARIOUS CARTOON ON AVOIDING PVC (POLYVINYL CHLORIDE),

GO TO: chej.org/campaigns/pvc/projects/sam-suds/

Toys

All I want for Christmas Are Some Lead-Free Toys

Time Magazine Tips for Safe Toys

USPIRG Trouble in Toyland 2007 Report

Toxic Toys, by Mark Schapiro

Less Toxic Fire-Resistant Sleepwear

Greenpeace 2003 Toy Report Card

Autism

Autism and Endocrine Disrupters

Treatment Tips: A Brief Overview of Common Problems and Fixes

Making the Link Between Chemicals and Learning Disabilities

Autism: It's Not Just in the Head

Autism in Children Linked to Environmental Factors

Babies

FDA Petition on Bisphenol-A in Plastic Baby Bottles & Food Packaging

Folate Shields the Fetus Against a Chemical in Plastics

New C8 (Teflon, PFOA) Study Finds Baby Development Problem

Endocrine Disruptors

New Study: Common Air Fresheners Contain Chemicals That May Affect Human Reproductive Development

Sex Education: A Primer on Chemicals, Fertility, and Reproduction

Germs

Too Clean? Fight Against Germs Fuels Allergy Increase

War on Bacteria is Wrongheaded

Phthalates (plasticizer chemicals which make plastics soft)

The Association Between Asthma and Allergic Symptoms in Children and Phthalates in House Dust

Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Banning Chemical in Toys

Toxic Phthalates Found in "Phthalate-Free" Products

Schools

Green Schools Offer Healthier Classrooms and Might Boost Test Scores

Is Dissection Necessary in Rhode Island Schools? Do Kids Have to Participate? Why is This a Health/Environment Issue?

Which Plastics are Safe for Lunchbox Use?

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New England Inhalant Prevention Coalition update, 3/07

2006 Articles

One in Six High School Students Has Asthma

Toxic Elements Found in Cord Blood

AMA: Kids Exposed to Pesticides on School Grounds

A Mother's Story of Pesticide Poisoning

Calcium Can Reduce Effects of Lead Exposure

Children, Pesticides and Schools

Children Harmed when Pesticides are Used at School

 EPA Sued Over Children's Exposure to Pesticides

Inhalant Abuse, the Silent Epidemic

Inhalants Kill, a mother's plea.  A different reason to throw away that can of air freshener.

Is Pollution  Making Our Minds Melt? / Drawings by Yaqui Kids

Non-Toxic Treatment for Head Lice

Plastic Baby Bottles — Are They Safe?

 

 


Toxics Information Project (TIP)
P.O. Box 40441, Providence, RI 02940
Tel. 401-351-9193
E-Mail: TIP@toxicsinfo.org
Website: www.toxicsinfo.org