Meanwhile, concerns continue to rise into the 21st century -- as some corporations gain in size and strength to subvert or change laws that protect consumers against toxic or harmful substances in our environment.
Luckily, parents and environmental activists -- along with a growing worldwide green movement -- continue to sound the alarm against toxic toys, tainted food, hazardous chemicals, and polluted air and water.
Looking toward the future, they also hope for a day when clean energy sources and a more regulated marketplace that protects against incursions into our health are the norm, rather than the exception.
Find out more
about the environment and your health at top sites around the Web with additional information on toxins in our cosmetics, household cleaners, gardening supplies, (as well as microbes in the salad you may be serving for lunch), along with smart tips on protecting against other toxins that make their way into our environment everyday ....
Center For Children's Health And the Environment -
Nicely organized site that presents facts in scientific research
and media articles. Responsible coverage and links to legislative
action, with topics including pesticides and household chemicals, lead in toys, BPA and other toxic plastics.
Healthy Child Healthy World - Erin Brockovich is
on the board of this organization. Their goal is to make the
environment safe for all kids with feature articles offering helpful tips for keeping families safe from everyday dangers.
NIEHS Kids Pages
- Here's a nice kid-friendly guide to the topic with information on home & garden chemicals, radon testing, oil spills, noise pollution
and related environmental safety tips.
- This searchable site provides "... a cluster of databases on toxicology,
hazardous chemicals, and related areas." The U.S. National
Library of Medicine information may be a bit technical, but
it's a good resource for facts.