Are You Concerned with Food Safety?
    Are You Concerned with Food Safety?

    The more I study kids, the more I study health, and the more I study the environment, the more I become convinced that how we produce food is central to good health, a sustainable environment, and enj…

    How Green is your Childcare?
    How Green is your Childcare?

    As parents, we consider many factors when selecting a childcare situation for our children ? among them cost, convenience, philosophy, hours and the ratio of caregivers to kids. But how many of us giv…

    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet
    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet

    Dressing newborn babies is a fine art. Getting tiny flailing limbs to shimmy down a long sleeve. Easing a floppy little head through a neck hole. Keeping their infinitesimal socks from falling off the…

    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…

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

    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…

    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 wearingin sling…

    How to Choose an Infant Car Seat & Use it Properly to Protect Your Baby
    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
    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 kinderga…

    Is Your Lawn Safe for Your Kids?
    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
    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 a…

    Homeless Children - The Real Story
    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…

    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 …

    Lead: From G.I. Joe to Purses
    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 fr…

    Doctors' Blind Spot? The Patient
    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 …

    Sick little girl taking medicine from a medicine cup. Dosing Spoon Surprise!
    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
    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
    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
    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…