12 Ways to Protect Your Kids from Toxic Chemicals and Improve Their Health
Children's health advocate and 2009 Heart of Green Award winner Deirdre Imus teams up with The Daily Green to help you protect your kids' health from common, but underappreciated health threats.
By Dan Shapley
Photo credit: Doug Goodman
Deirdre Imus has been a staunch advocate for children's health for years, and she's particularly made a name for herself by comforting kids with cancer and arguing for safe alternatives to the toxic substances we encounter in our day-to-day lives.
That's why The Daily Green honored her in 2009 with one of its Heart of Green Awards, and it is why we asked Deirdre to help us put together a back-to-school feature for parents about keeping their children safe from toxic chemicals and other health threats.
Browse through this feature to learn some essential tips for protecting your child, but not before watching her acceptance speech at the Heart of Green Awards ceremony. It sums up well why these tips are so important:
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