Raising Healthy Kids
Protecting Your Children from Hidden Chemical Toxins Every Day
- 256 Pages
- March 5, 2024
- ISBN: 9781510774391
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 6in x 9in x 0in
A must-have book for every parent, from the author of the ground-breaking bestseller Diet for a Poisoned Planet.
Every parent wonders: Am I buying products for my child that are filled with chemical toxins?
In his powerful new book, Raising Healthy Children, David Steinman, the director of the Chemical Toxin Working Group and one of America’s premier environmental activists, shows how today’s most popular items—from bubble bath to cereal to cleaning products to snack foods—are contaminated with unacceptable levels of chemical toxins and pesticides, and he proposes alternatives and substitutes to keep your family safe.
Steinman reveals never-before-seen test results for major brands like Johnsons & Johnsons, Kellogg, Tide, and Clairol, and General Mills that identify exactly which products contain dangerous ingredients. He casts a wide net, showing how beauty products as well as food items can cause reproductive health issues in pregnant women, and that environmental exposures, particularly in schools, can have a profound impact on babies’ and children’s development.
Drawing on current research, illuminating vignettes, and inspiring stories of activism, Steinman provides action steps for parents in every chapter, giving them the tools they need to shop for everyday products that will be toxin-free and helping them ask the right questions about their local schools and workplaces to determine their potential levels of exposure. As he writes, “The goal of this book is to show you how to keep you and your family safe and healthy.”
When Steinman published his acclaimed bestseller Diet for a Poisoned Planet, it was compared to Rachel Carson’s classic Silent Spring for bringing to light the chemical toxins in our food. Now, more than thirty years later, Steinman brings readers up to date on the increased dangers we face in all aspects of our lives and teaches us how we can make smart choices to protect our children and ourselves.
Raising Healthy Children is an inspiring, informative, and user-friendly book that will help every family reduce their toxic exposures and ensure their health and well-being.
Articles featuring or mentioning David’s investigative work have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today, among other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on CNN, Fox, and CNBC, and on local television stations throughout the United States and Canada.