Jane Sheppard

Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor Air Pollution: How to Protect Your Children

  Indoor Air Pollution can be Worse than Outside Air Day and night, your children are breathing in toxins, both outside and in your home.  Most of us think of outside air when considering air pollution. But the EPA estimates that the level of indoor air pollution may be two to five times higher than …

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Allergy and Asthma Prevention with a HEPA Air Purifier

  Asthma and allergies are increasing in children. Coughing, sneezing, congestion, wheezing, shortness of breath, headaches and tiredness can be a miserable experience for your child (and for you, too). Untreated allergies can lead to other illnesses such as ear infections and sinusitis, so it’s important to deal with the allergy symptoms while removing the …

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Low Levels of Chemicals Impact Your Child’s Developing Brain

There is no safe level of exposure – low levels of chemicals have a major impact on your child’s developing brain. Watch this video to learn more: Many parents assume that baby products are tested and would not be on the market if they were unsafe. But the fact is that most chemicals in products have never …

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Air Pollution and Autism Risk

  Air pollution and increased risk of autism have been linked through several studies. A new study from Harvard School of Public Health tried to find out exactly when this risk is increased. (Fine particulate air pollution linked with increased autism risk) What they found is that if a pregnant mom is exposed to fine particle …

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3 Essential Steps to Make Your Home Healthier

There are many things you can do to increase your family’s health, and it’s essential to make your home as healthy as possible. Here are important steps that will make the most impact on creating a healthy home.  1. Purify the Air According to the EPA, the level of indoor air pollution may be two …

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Alternatives to Toxic Couches

Did you know that 85% of foam-filled couches and chairs in America contain toxic flame retardant chemicals? That’s right, since the 1970s, manufactures have been packing cushions with 3-4 pounds (!!) of poisonous carcinogens and neurotoxins. Since then, we’ve learned a lot more about flame retardants–most of it bad.  Flame retardants DO: Cause cancer Reduce IQ Lead to …

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Are Toxic Gases in Crib Mattresses Causing Crib Death-SIDS?

Have you heard that toxic gases can cause SIDS or crib death? Toxic gases are generated from chemicals in crib mattresses. Basically, the theory is if a baby breathes or absorbs a lethal dose of the gases, the central nervous system shuts down, stopping breathing and then heart function. These gases can fatally poison a …

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