What’s More Important than the Health of Your Child?

I love the message in this video from Healthy Child Healthy World – the message that all it takes is teaching one friend, who teaches one friend, for the awareness to spread throughout our world. It’s a community driven approach that puts some of the power for reform back into the hands of those most affected by poisons in the environment: the parents.

Because as they say, what’s more important than the health of your child?

Healthy Child Healthy World is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit “inspiring parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals.” They are on the front lines, providing information and helping to create new standards for safer products, as well as advocating for policies and legislation that protect parents and children from exposure to environmental hazards.

“Healthy Child Healthy World exists because more than 125 million Americans, especially children, now face an historically unprecedented rise in chronic disease and illness such as cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, ADD / ADHD, and learning and developmental disabilities. Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to environmental hazards and household chemicals as causing and contributing to many of these diseases.

For the past two decades Healthy Child Healthy World has been the nation’s leading organization of its kind. We help millions of parents, educators, health professionals, and the general public take action to create healthy environments and embrace green, non-toxic steps.”

Founded by a couple after their daughter died from a rare form of non-hereditary cancer, Healthy Child is a national, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization headquartered in Los Angeles. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and advisors and works with both community and corporate partners.

Head over to Healthy Child and join the movement “Stay Awake”, and then spread the message to a friend via email, Facebook, or Twitter. Check out the Healthy Child fan page and connect over there as well, if you do that sort of thing.

Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

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