March 20, 2012
We read your mail. We get your pain. We're moms, too. And while we can't inform you about every potential health or safety threat to your family, rest assured that here at Macaroni Kid Family Safety, we are on the lookout for breaking news and information about ways to protect your kids-24/7.
Often, after running an article on some surprising or little known health risk to kids, I'll get a letter that asks, "How are we supposed to know about all this stuff? It seems like EVERYTHING is dangerous these days! Should we just keep our kids in a plastic bubble?"
Moms, dads, caregivers...I KNOW. The point of Safety news is not to alarm you unnecessarily. We just want to make sure you have heard the buzz, so you can do the research and make an intelligent decision about what's right for your family. Our mission is to bring you the information each month so that you can make more informed choices.
With that in mind, here are a few great family safety resources online. If you have a concern about something, chances are you can look it up on one of these sites:
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR FAMILY HEALTH AND SAFETY
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry--This federal public health agency provides the latest science on preventing harmful exposures to chemicals and substances in everyday life.
PEHSU Overview of Children's Environmental Health --Tips, resources and helpful information on reducing environmental health risks in children's everyday lives.
US Dept of Health and Human Services Household Products Database --Safety, handling and health information related to household chemicals and products.
Environmental Working Group (EWG) --News, data, lab tests, legal documents, scientific research, etc. about ways to protect your family from unnecessary environmental risks.
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