House plant -- reducing environmental allergens home.
    Eco-Friendly Ideas to Reduce Environmental Allergies at Home

    Developing allergies is often hereditary, but that doesn't mean you can't develop them over time -- even if nobody in your family has them. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, m…

    Window in an old home. Could poisonous toxins be in the paint?
    Common Poisonous Toxins and What it Means for You

    We've previously mentioned the dangers of poison confusion with regular, safe products, especially where children are concerned. However, confusion isn't the only way for exposure to poisonous toxins …

    Washing Machine with person inside and legs sticking out. Toxic laundry room.
    Do You Have a Toxic Laundry Room?

    Depending on the size of your household, your laundry room might be one of the busiest rooms in your home during the week and especially on weekends. As much as you try to stay caught up on the laundr…

    Indoor Gardening in small pots.
    Health Benefits of Indoor Gardening — for YOU and your Family!

    Have you been thinking about starting an indoor garden for your family? Indoor gardening provides the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones while doing an activity everyone ca…

    Roll of kitchen paper towels
    How to Overcome Paper Towel Addiction

    I was a paper towel addict. There. I said it. It runs in my family. Mom's side. A kitchen without paper towels? No satisfying whir of the paper towel holder and near perfect tear of soft absorbent clo…

    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, health…

    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents
    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 day…

    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 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 adul…

    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy
    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…

    Infant child with cleaning chemicals. Dander in a spray bottle!
    Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy

    Dr. Greene's take on the household spray bottle... For years doctors have encouraged parents to store toxic household cleaning products in locked cabinets, out of sight and reach of children. While th…

    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality
    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
    Chemicals, Cancer, & 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 by N…

    Majority Now Face Chronic Illness as Kids
    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…

    Colorful plastic bottles of cleaning supplies. Many conventional cleaning supplies are toxic.
    Safe & Healthy: An important, often 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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    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
    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 home,…

    Gas Stoves, IQ, & ADHD
    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 the hom…

    Do-It-Yourself Recipes for Natural Cleaning
    Do-It-Yourself Recipes for Natural Cleaning

    Ready to make your own non-toxic natural 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
    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 an…

    Earth-Friendly Household Cleansers
    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…