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Healthy Child Healthy World & YOU:Creating Healthier Communities
As a non-profit organization, Healthy Child Healthy World supports and promotes many public health and policy efforts. You, too, can speak out on behalf of children's health by clicking on the links below to take action on current critical issues affecting children.
Support Children's Policies.
Use Your Voice.
Here are a few important initiatives:
The National Children's Study - a multi-year research study that will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of more than 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21.
The Safe Chemicals Act, which will overhaul the way our nation regulates chemicals in order to provide better protections for the public. Find out how you can lend your voice and support this essential national legislation.
The Autism Discovery Project - a multi-year research study at Mt. Sinai that will investigate non-genetic, environmental exposures likely to be involved in the causation of autism.
SAFER States - a network of organizations and individuals working to promote both state and federal policies that better protect our health and the environment.
Healthy Child Healthy World Wonders… Do You Know a Mom on a Mission?
This October, help us award that one special and inspiring woman dedicated to creating healthier and happier environments for children and families.
"The work that Healthy Child Healthy World does is of the utmost importance. They are actually saving lives and supporting them and it is not only our duty but our privilege to protect future generations as well."
"Once you start down this path, though, it becomes easier—not to mention more enjoyable, sort of like detective work—to stay on top of the latest information and make new choices to reflect that. And so we keep challenging ourselves to do better."
"So much that's out there now is about what you should not do; Healthy Child tries also to emphasize the healthful solutions you can follow, the positive things you can do for your family, your home, yourself."
"As a mother wanting a safer and cleaner environment to raise my children in, it was an easy choice for me to get involved with Healthy Child Healthy World. This organization is the place to go to be engaged — and, most importantly, they offer answers, support, and ways we all can help."
"I was stunned at how prevalent food allergies had become in the last ten years and how little information there really was about it. I thought, it's tough enough to protect my child in my own home; how will I protect her when she's old enough to be at school? Or at friends' houses?"
"When you become a parent, it offers a chance to do things in a new way, to be more conscious about the decisions you make because each one affects more than just you. You want to give your children the greatest parts of what your parents gave you and then maybe take it even a step further."
"It's a lot harder to get kids who are entrenched in their habits to go outside their comfort zones. But I really believe it's just a matter of exposing them early to where food comes from: a field, not a box; a tree, not a jar; a fish, not a stick."
"We're making progress, but you have to move slowly so you don't get overwhelmed; so you don't think, Oh my God, how can I make everything green, how can I make everything perfect and organic? One step at a time. You do the best you can."
"What can we do to improve parenting? Most important, we must protect children and childhood, which means changing our priorities. As a society, that means such things as fewer shopping malls and more parks; less television and more family time; fewer roads and more trails. It means no child left behind...in every way."
"The food we eat, the products we put on our skin and use to clean our homes, the toys children play with and put in their mouths-- all of these and more can impact the short-term and long-term health of a child. A green pediatrician thinks about these issues."
"Thanks to the efforts of Healthy Child Healthy World, moms, dads, and caregivers are gaining the knowledge they need to make smart choices and keep their families safe. It is our greatest hope that we make the world a healthier place for future generations by inspiring change in one person, one life at a time."
"Our design assignment at this moment in our history could, perhaps, be summed up thus: Make a world where we love all the children of all species for all time. If that were the plan, then wed have no choice but to create a world that is delightfully diverse, economically equitable, ecologically sound, elegant and enjoyable."
"While our name talks about the next seven generations, for most parents it's the next generation that matters the most. It's why we've teamed up with organizations like Healthy Child to make sure our kids can lead safe and healthy lives."
"Sadly, I had no idea that lice medications can contain pesticides designed to kill pests. As instructed, I placed it directly on Clint's head. Now I ask, Why would anyone think pesticides wouldn't also harm or even kill humans?"
"I'm hardly perfect on the healthy living front. I'm still learning. But what's nice is that there's so much information out there now on how to make better choices, it's much easier to do all this stuff."
"I realized I'd been exposing my children—and my husband and myself—to all these toxic chemicals in our cleaning products, and in many materials in our home. My life's mission came to me with unbelievable clarity."
"I am honored to serve an organization that has such integrity and holds such a clear vision for how this planet could be: free and clear of environmental toxins. The time is now to make a change. Our children and theirs will be grateful for it later."
"Biologically speaking, our growing children are more ecological than we are: they are more vigorous participants in the food chain; they are more integrally involved with the world's water cycle; they are more deeply dependent on planetary oxygen supplies."
"What I do find alarming is the volume of information that's been withheld from us, and how much we don't know because not enough study is being done on the controversial subjects. That's what people should be alarmed about, and what has to change."
"When I was younger, I had faith that nothing would be on the market or in the air or water if it wasn't safe. The realization that this wasn't the case hit me when I became a mom. I learned that thousands of chemicals are used in products for children that aren't tested on adults, much less kids."