Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Children's Health Environmental Coalition

I stumbled upon a really, really great site that is akin to mine (just much better). It's by a non-profit organization called the Children's Health Environmental Coalition. Erin Brockovich (!!!) is on the Board of Directors, and Meryl Streep is on the Advisory Board. It offers 5 easy steps to make your home a lot healthier and safer for children. They present information in a way that's really easy to understand (no degree in chemistry needed to decipher jargon), and offer practical facts, such as a study done of Seattle school children showed that those who ate organic food had one sixth the levels of pesticides in their urine compared to their peers who didn't eat organically. Just think about that for a second. Children have pesticides in their urine. It's in their bodies 24/7. How can we be so cruel as to expose them to such dangerous compounds without thinking about it? This must change.