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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…

    BPA doesn't belong in baby bottles
    August 28, 2009
    BPA doesn’t belong in baby bottles

    Join me in support of California Bill SB 797. My three minute speech at the State Capitol starts 4 minutes into the rally video.  Actress and environmentalist, Amy Smart speaks next. (more…)…

    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 and the AAP
    October 30, 2008
    BPA and the AAP

    Like other pediatricians across the United States, today I received an E-Breaking News Alert from the American Academy of Pediatrics concerning news about bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in many ha…

    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…

    Dave Matthews
    September 23, 2008
    Dave Matthews

    "Our planet will not sustain us if we continue living the way we are. It cannot." "People often say we must save the planet. The planet, in my opinion, will be fine. What we want to do is work with th…

    Eco-Friendly Baby
    September 5, 2008
    Eco-Friendly Baby

    I pulled this ParentsTV video out of the vault of oldies, but goodies. In it, host Juli Auclare asks, "What parent doesn't love making choices that are not only healthy for their kids, but safe for th…

    Artificial Turfs May Contain Lead
    June 26, 2008
    Artificial Turfs May Contain Lead

    Clothes worn on the field should be taken off and turned inside out as soon as possible after using the field to avoid tracking contaminated dust to other places. In vehicles, people can sit on a larg…

    An Organic Dad
    June 15, 2008
    An Organic Dad

    As a father, I have a desire to teach, provide for and protect my children. For me, one way to do all three of these is to choose organic foods for my family. I now know this as a physician, but I fir…

    Choosing a Green Pediatrician
    April 28, 2008
    Choosing a Green Pediatrician

    As you did when choosing an ob/gyn, you want to find a pediatrician who is top-notch medically. How much better if he or she is also on the journey to an environmentally sustainable perspective on ped…

    BPA, Baby Bottles… Just the Beginning
    April 21, 2008
    BPA, Baby Bottles… Just the Beginning

    One of the reasons I wrote Raising Baby Green was to help parents easily sort through and prioritize which baby products area healthiest and safest for their children. In the book I suggest alternativ…

    Cell Phones, Cigarettes, Cancer, and Children
    April 3, 2008
    Cell Phones, Cigarettes, Cancer, and Children

    Whether or not cell phones cause cancer remains very controversial, but a renowned neurosurgeon has released a provocative paper reviewing over 100 scientific and medical studies, and concluded that t…

    Air Quality in the Home
    October 18, 2007
    Air Quality in the Home

    Your nose is one indicator of the air quality in your home—the cleanliness of the air your baby breathes each day. Rule of thumb: if the aroma you smell is from a natural source (such as fresh air, …

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 11 - Wine
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Bonus Item #11

    BONUS: Organic Wine The Fountain of Youth is a legendary spring, fabled to restore the youth of those who drink from its waters. Some say that Juan Ponce de Leon was searching for it when he discovere…