For Parents

A Family Guide – 20 Easy Steps to Personal Environmental Health Now is a health guide from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/oc/factsheets/scene/adult/home.htm

CHEC (Children’s Health Environmental Coalition) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public, specifically parents and caregivers, about environmental toxins that affect children’s health. Their goal is to eliminate children’s exposure to man-made toxic substances by ensuring everyone’s right-to-know what is in their air, food, water and commercial products.
http://www.checnet.org/

Texas Children’s Tips for Parents is a Web site of the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston that includes the resource Providing a Healthy and Safe Environment for Children. Links are provided that outline how parents can keep their child’s environment healthy and safe.
http://www.texaschildrenshospital.org/pcac/phasec.htm#Lessening your child’s exposure to environmental toxins

Tips to Protect Children is a resource provided by the Environmental Protection Agency to encourage responsible actions to reduce children’s exposure to environmental contaminants.
http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/tips.htm

Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World: 101 Smart Solutions for Every Family is a book by Philip J. Landrigan, M.D.; Herbert L. Needleman, M.D.; and Mary M. Landrigan, MPA. The book describes how in today’s world, the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat, homes we live in, and parks where we play are all susceptible to a host of environmental toxins. Although these toxins can affect everyone, those most at risk are our children.
http://hometown.aol.com/landriganp/index.html