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

    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
    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…

    As Easy as One, Two, Three: Simple Rules to Help Make Choices that are Great for Families and the Environment
    May 24, 2010
    As Easy as One, Two, Three: Simple Rules to Help Make Choices that are Great for Families and the Environment

    You may be surprised to know that, pound for pound, kids eat more food, drink more liquids and inhale more fumes than adults. That’s why, according to the EPA, carcinogens in our environment are on …

    Chemicals, Cancer, and Change
    May 7, 2010
    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 …

    March 30, 2010
    Baby Wearing: How to Find the Right Carrier

    Baby wearing has many benefits, but it’s vital that you understand how to wear your baby properly. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning statement about baby wearing in sl…

    How to Choose an Infant Car Seat & Use it Properly to Protect Your Baby
    March 29, 2010
    How to Choose an Infant Car Seat & Use it Properly to Protect Your Baby

    I remember reviewing books like Baby Bargains, Consumer Reports and going to big box stores like BabiesRUs to test out car seats before Isabella was born. I had no idea that picking out a car seat and…

    Kids and Smoking: Start the Conversations Early
    March 22, 2010
    Kids and Smoking: Start the Conversations Early

    Each day 3,000 kids start smoking.  One third of them will die from their addiction. Most preschool children today view smoking as an unhealthy, negative behavior.  Somewhere around the time of kind…

    Is Your Lawn Safe for Your Kids?
    February 22, 2010
    Is Your Lawn Safe for Your Kids?

    Dr. Greene's take on your lawn and how safe it is for your kids... Canada has spoken and lawn and garden pesticides that are commonly used in the U.S. are now banned in most of that nation. I'm glad t…

    Child Trafficking in the United States – Innocence Gone
    February 11, 2010
    Child Trafficking in the United States – Innocence Gone

    It can’t happen here. Those kinds of things happen in third world countries. There is just no way our government would let this happen. We are talking about child trafficking, and there are cases in…

    Homeless Children - The Real Story
    February 8, 2010
    Homeless Children – The Real Story

    When we think of the homeless, visions of grizzled old men and women sleeping under bridges and pushing shopping carts probably come to mind. But, there is another face to put to homeless - homeless c…

    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 …

    Lead: From G.I. Joe to Purses
    January 26, 2010
    Lead: From G.I. Joe to Purses

    The story broke on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. Correspondent and hard-hitting investigative reporter Lisa Fletcher announced that the Center for Environmental Health had tested women’s purses …

    Doctors' Blind Spot? The Patient
    January 14, 2010
    Doctors’ Blind Spot? The Patient

    Right before our eyes there's a dark hole in what we see. Not only don't we see some of what's right in front of our face, but we don't even notice the gap. Our illusion of a seamless visual world is …

    Dosing Spoon Surprise
    January 6, 2010
    Dosing Spoon Surprise

    Once again, my take is different than that of most. About 70 percent of Americans measure their liquid medicines in kitchen spoons. But when smart college students were asked to pour a real teaspoon o…

    Tampontificating
    September 2, 2009
    Tampontificating

    Tampons are something that every woman is intimate with, yet most of us rarely think about the materials used to make them. I know I didn't until Seventh Generation, the company my husband helped star…

    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…)…

    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 …

    Slips, Trips and Crashes: Handling your Children's Falls
    April 27, 2009
    Slips, Trips and Crashes: Handling your Children’s Falls

    When your little one falls from his bed, crashes his bike or simply runs into the wall during a game of chase, you experience his pain as well as that heart-racing panic feeling that you try to suppre…

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