How Many Harmful Chemicals Do You Think Are in Your Child’s Classroom?

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

As of this week, I officially have a preschooler, so these statistics are more frightening than ever to me. Luckily, one of my favorite organizations, Healthy Child Healthy World, is providing this FREE e-book to families with all of the information you need regarding healthy schools and daycares. It covers topics such as cleaning supplies, art supplies, school lunches and snacks, pesticides, air quality, and the playground. I am very thankful for this resource, and I hope you’ll take some time to check it out for the sake of your family’s health.


Via Column Five for Healthy Child

Is this news to you or are you currently taking steps to make your child’s school experience safer?

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1 Kristen September 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm

This is SO important. My daughter attends a home-based preschool, and staying away from chemicals is a primary reason. I actually helped my friend open the preschool because I want so badly for it to be a success. Many parents don’t even think about this. And even some who do don’t care, which is astounding! Thanks for this post. If you want to check it out, the preschool is http://www.squarerootspreschool.wordpress.com.
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2 Andrea September 27, 2013 at 9:19 am

This is so scary but very useful information, thanks so much for posting! I have two small children in a center daycare and I am not sure of their chemical use practices there but will be checking in with them to evaluate the environment. I had NO idea tricsolan was a toxic chemical…I use hand sanitizers and hand soaps with them all the time…they are going straight in the trash when I get home!

Problem is, how do you get the schools to become more green with limited budgets, time constraints, and poor planning?

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3 Charise Rohm Nulsen September 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I’m glad that you found this helpful! It can be difficult to change things at schools, but there are many things that you can do. Check out the Healthy Child Healthy World e-book that I link to in my post. It’s free and so helpful!

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4 Deb E October 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm

What a cute little ebook. I saved it for future use. I have to agree with not enough funding and the teachers have so much to worry about as is. Great it’s getting some attention but now time for action too.

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5 Keara B. October 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm

This is so scary! And unfortunately, unless you have a lot of schooling options where you live, some of this may be unavoidable. I will certainly do what I can at home, in the hopes that it may offset some of the toxins my kids will be exposed to at school. Thanks for sharing!

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