Guest Blogger

Christopher Gavigan

Christopher Gavigan

Christopher Gavigan is Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Child Healthy World. For more than a decade, he has dedicated himself to improving the lives of children and families. He holds degrees in environmental science and geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has extensive graduate training in child psychology and education. He has worked as an ecology and sciences teacher in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, and as a children and family specialist. He is the founder of Pinnacle Expeditions, an outdoor leadership program for teenagers.

Since joining Healthy Child Healthy World, Gavigan has launched public awareness campaigns and educational programs that have educated millions about daily choices and actions that impact our children’s health and our planet’s future.

To learn more about Healthy Child Healthy World, or to buy Christopher’s new book: Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home, go to www.healthychild.org.

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Blog Posts by Christopher Gavigan

  • What's in the Bath Water With My Baby?

    What’s in the Bath Water With My Baby?

    There’s something indescribable about bath time: the way a small child looks glistening wet, the smell of his damp hair, the sound of giggles and splashing against the acoustics of ceramic tile. It’s a bit enchanting.

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  • No One Can Do Everything

    No One Can Do Everything

    Eat your (local and seasonal) vegetables. Clean the kitchen. Pay your bills online. Life is filled with demands, tasks, and responsibilities. All these big and little things we’re supposed to do everyday, and the list is always growing. Toss in loving and attending to your children’s needs, and each day becomes a whirlwind of activity. […]

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  • Healthy Body Care #5: Antibacterials are not the Answer

    Healthy Body Care #5: Antibacterials are not the Answer

    There is no doubt that personal hygiene is important to good health, but how much is enough? Sales of personal care products for children have jumped significantly in the past decade in part because marketers continue to redefine the “needs” of children in order to increase profits. One of the biggest new “necessities” is antibacterial […]

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  • Healthy Body Care #4: Make it Yourself

    Healthy Body Care #4: Make it Yourself

    With a growing awareness of the questionable chemical concoctions manufacturers are allowed to sell to unassuming consumers, kitchen cosmetics are increasingly in vogue. While there are certain things that don’t translate well to homemade, there are plenty that you might find superior to their store bought counterparts.

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  • Healthy Body Care #3: Know What You Need to Get What You Want

    Healthy Body Care #3: Know What You Need to Get What You Want

    America is the land of impulse shopping and if you don’t know what you want, you’ll end up buying a lot of things you don’t need. In the case of personal care products, if you don’t know what you need, you can end up buying products with a laundry list of chemicals that you don’t […]

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  • Healthy Body Care #2: Learn Label Lingo

    Healthy Body Care #2: Learn Label Lingo

    Natural, Hypoallergenic, Herbal, Organic,they all sound like exactly what any parent would want to apply to their child’s delicate skin, but while these terms are tempting product descriptions, don’t judge the book by its cover. Currently, there is only one clear-cut hallmark of safety and that is the USDA Certified Organic seal. This seal is […]

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  • Healthy Body Care #1: Why You Need to Be Careful with Personal Care Products

    Healthy Body Care #1: Why You Need to Be Careful with Personal Care Products

    I’ve considered myself green for many years, but becoming the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and then becoming a father has certainly increased the hue. Everyday is a learning experience, whether I’m researching issues that pertain directly to being a father or I’m watching the headlines for breaking news or the latest studies at […]

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