Safer School Supplies

Shopping for school supplies? Here are some tips for purchasing supplies that have less chemicals that can harm children’s brains and learning potential. Look for

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Don’t Bug Me: Choosing Safer Bug Repellents

It’s summertime and for many people that means more time outdoors. People aren’t the only ones that come out more in the summer though. Insects do too. So, we turn to bug repellents like sprays to protect our skin from pests like mosquitos and ticks. But, did you know that the active ingredients in most bug sprays are pesticides? Yes, with many bug sprays, we are actually putting pesticides on our skin – and on our children’s skin, but we don’t have to.

Here are some tips for choosing safer bug repellents for your family this summer from Tracy Gregoire, LDA’s Director of the Healthy Children Project, and Sydney Cook, the Director of Science and Research at MADE SAFE.

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Baby Food & Heavy Metals

94 percent baby food, fruits and vegetables tested contain heavy metals  that can harm kid’s brains * No child should be exposed to lead or

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Lead

When it comes to chemicals, lead has one of the strongest links to neurological harm. Lead is a potent neurotoxin that can cause learning disabilities,

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Protect Your Family

Download our LDA_HCP-General-Tip-Sheetsheet and also check out our resources page for LDA and partner resources on how to protect your family.    

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