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ERIC Number: EJ808194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Safeguarding Our Children at Home: Reducing Exposures to Toxic Chemicals and Heavy Metals
Miller, Elise; Snow, Nancy
Zero to Three, v26 n2 p26-32 Nov 2005
Emerging research suggests that exposure to environmental pollutants, prenatally and in early childhood, may contribute significantly to diseases and disabilities. For example, exposures to mercury or lead early in life can impact the nervous system and brain, potentially contributing to learning, behavioral, and developmental disabilities. The author suggests that parents and caregivers can better protect children in utero and at home by making better consumer choices and minimizing contact with contaminants. The article includes suggestions for reducing children's risk of exposure to lead, mercury, pesticides, flame retardant chemicals, PBDEs, solvents, and chemicals in plastics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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