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Child Health and Safety

Economic hardship negatively impacts infant health

2014-08-21 11:28
A poor baby

Throughout the history of mankind cruel elitists among very wealthy classes of people have insisted if you have good intentions and try hard to do well in life being poor should not matter. People suffering in poverty have all along known this simply is not true.

Cortisol can cross the placenta and result in lasting impacts on fetal growth.

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Back to School: Pack a Safe and Healthy Lunch

2014-08-15 08:44
School bus

Officials with the National School Lunch Program are working hard to ensure that the meals that schools serve are more nutritious than ever, but not every child is going to participate for one reason or another. If you pack a school lunch for your child, I’m sure the first goal is that they eat it (!) but ultimately you also want it to be healthy and safe.

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Preparing for Back to School for Your Child with Food Allergies

2014-08-01 19:03
Back to school preparation

Food allergies are most concerning for school-age children because of the greater risk for being exposed to a life-threatening allergen. This fall, do you have a plan in place for your child to go back to school? Good communication between you and the school is key to ensure your child is safe while he or she is out of your sight.

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Lead concentration in kids’ blood is associated with behavioral and emotional problems

2014-07-10 17:39
A Chinese kid

There has been a great deal of concern over the years about the potential for adverse effects of exposure to lead on the brains of kids. Lead poisoning is a very serious and preventable cause of behavioral and emotional problems in kids. Recent research shows there is an association between blood concentration of lead and these serious problems in children.

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Kids are at higher risk from toxic metals in dirt than previously thought

2014-06-27 06:57
Kid playing in dirt

Kids are vulnerable to exposure to toxic agents all around them. Due to the sensitive nature of their developing bodies and minds many toxic agents pose a potentially very serious threat to the well being of kids. Soil is one place the risk to kids from toxic metals is often underestimated.

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