Tons of articles appear on the media warning us of the risks of breastfeeding due to breast milk contamination with toxins, but is all the hype warranted? An in depth analysis by Tracy Cassels, PhD, from Evolutionary Parenting, on a study conducted years ago examining the presence of PFASs (perfluoritnated alkylates substances ) in breast milk, and the subsequent warnings and hoopla from the media against breastfeeding that has resulted in even years later.
We now know that SIDS is more than likely the result of accidental poisoning due to toxic gases released from baby crib mattresses, so what can a parent do to prevent SIDS from occurring? Lani Axman, a homeschooling mother, author, and blogger examines the presence of flame retardants in crib mattresses and the practice of mattress wrapping as an effective SIDS prevention method, along with other helpful, preventive tips for parents.
Former journalist turned eco-chemical conscious mom blogger Aida Garcia-Toledo delves into the dilemma that every parent faces: the prolific presence of flame retardants in children’s carseats. The founder of NonToxic Munchkin blog examines the unavoidable car seat chemicals, why they are an important consideration when choosing a carseat, and what you as a parent can do to minimize your child’s exposure to these health-hazardous flame retardants.