Stress and Environmental Toxins
    October 6, 2011
    Stress and Environmental Toxins

    Of course reducing toxic exposures is an important way to reduce risks from unhealthy chemicals, but a growing body of research suggests paying attention to positive habits – such as good food, heal…

    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents
    May 11, 2011
    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents

    I remember, not long ago, seeing many children with ear infections every day I was in the office – children that were often up screaming the night before. Today it’s not surprising to go an entire…

    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 2011
    January 5, 2011
    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 2011

    I remember being a child and hearing my parents talk about how fast time was moving. Now I’m the parent and I know what they were talking about. But not only is time moving more quickly for us as ad…

    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy
    November 1, 2010
    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy

    A new study suggests that typical BPA exposure may be affecting the masculinity, semen quality, and sperm count of the average American guy. And young boys often have even more BPA exposure than adult…

    Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy
    August 10, 2010
    Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy

    For years doctors have encouraged parents to store toxic household cleaning products in locked cabinets, out of sight and reach of children. While this advice may have helped considerably, with injury…

    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality
    May 27, 2010
    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality

    Most of us spend the vast majority of each day indoors, where air quality can be 2-5 times worse than outside. Indoor air quality issues revolve around environmental contaminants such as allergens and…

    Chemicals, Cancer, and Change
    May 7, 2010
    Chemicals, Cancer, and Change

    One of the most exciting reports I have ever read, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk – What We Can Do Now, was released this week by the President’s Cancer Panel, along with significant coverage …

    Majority Now Face Chronic Illness as Kids
    March 4, 2010
    Majority Now Face Chronic Illness as Kids

    An important study of chronic illness in children uncovered a dramatic change between 1994 and 2006. The study followed thousands of 2 to 8 year old children for 6 years. Twice a year, the researchers…

    Safe and Healthy: An Important Neglected Childproofing Step
    February 4, 2010
    Safe and Healthy: An Important Neglected Childproofing Step

    Whether your child is a baby learning to crawl across the floor, a toddler taking tentative steps of independence, or a confident older child, we pediatricians have recommended for years that parents …

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    October 20, 2009
    An Unprecedented Experiment on our Children

    From 1973 to 1999, childhood cancers increased by 26 percent, making cancer the greatest health threat to children. Currently, one in a 100 8-year-old children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with aut…

    Healthy Homes – The Problem of Lead
    June 22, 2009
    Healthy Homes – The Problem of Lead

    On June 9, 2009, Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH, issued The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes. The Call to Action tackles a host of safety issues in the hom…

    Gas Stoves, IQ, & ADHD
    May 23, 2009
    Gas Stoves, IQ, & ADHD

      According to a groundbreaking new study, preschoolers with gas appliances in their homes scored lower on cognitive tests and were more likely to have ADHD than their peers. Researchers visited …

    Do-It-Yourself Recipes for Natural Cleaning
    April 21, 2009
    Do-It-Yourself Recipes for Natural Cleaning

    Ready to make your own non-toxic cleaning products that are good for your family and the environment? Here are four recipes for success. (more…)…

    Eight Natural, Do-It-Yourself, Household Cleaners
    April 21, 2009
    Eight Natural, Do-It-Yourself, Household Cleaners

    It’s easier than you think to cut down on the toxic chemicals in your home. Here are eight common, non-toxic ingredients for natural, do-it-yourself, cleaning products that are good for your family …

    Earth-Friendly Household Cleansers
    April 21, 2009
    Earth-Friendly Household Cleansers

    Keep your home clean and fresh, your baby safe, and the planet a little greener by using cleaners free of chemicals, solvents, dyes, and fragrances. Look for products that are labeled nontoxic, chlori…

    Bringing the Outdoors In
    March 19, 2009
    Bringing the Outdoors In

    I love it when I hear television interior designers talk about “bringing the outdoors in” and greening up a home with houseplants. Decorating your house with lush green plants does so much more th…

    Chemicals in Your Environment
    December 4, 2008
    Chemicals in Your Environment

    Parents are often surprised when I tell them that a great number of the products we use in our homes are not necessarily evaluated and declared safe by a government entity. The paints that cover your …

    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Christmas Toys
    November 28, 2008
    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Christmas Toys

    I have wonderful news about toys! The exciting, groundbreaking CPSC reform act, overwhelmingly approved by both the Senate and the House this summer, starts the countdown toward safer toys for your ch…

    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Holiday Toys
    November 28, 2008
    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Holiday Toys

    I have wonderful news about toys! The exciting, groundbreaking CPSC reform act, overwhelmingly approved by both the Senate and the House this summer, starts the countdown toward safer toys for your ch…

    BPA: Clearing Through the Clutter
    October 1, 2008
    BPA: Clearing Through the Clutter

    There is an intense ongoing debate about the safety of bisphenol –A, or BPA, an ingredient found in many plastic products including many baby bottles and reusable water bottles. BPA acts like a horm…