We can offer the best nurturing and enriching environment, but toxic overload can sabotage the positive outcomes we would expect. Today's children are being assaulted by a barrage of chemicals with little oversight and powerful industry lobbying.
"As citizens of this capitalist nation, we cannot rely on corporate-sponsored news media for the truth. We must source it from trusted independent outlets, informed experts, and even going to the available science, ourselves. It is time to reclaim our health, and that of our families, once and for all. When we outsource our native wisdom, our belief in the fundamental strength of our minds and bodies, to corporations whose primary fiduciary responsibility is to their shareholders, we are sacrificing ourselves, and our children. Women and children are the sheep being led off the ledge. " ~ Kelly Brogan, M.D. (more links to research below).
To date, the EPA has only reviewed a few hundred chemicals for safety. There are more than 80,000 chemicals currently being used in consumer products that the federal government and consumers know little to nothing about. Industry doesn’t have to test chemicals for safety before they go on the market.
According to the CDC, food allergies in children increased by about 50% between 1997 and 2011. Asthma rates have also been on the rise, withan increase of 28% between 2001 and 2011. And childhood cancer rates have been increasing since the 1970s. The National Institutes of Health reported in 1996 that the incidence of childhood cancer had increased by 10% between 1973 and 1991, and there is an inverse correlation between increases in cancer rates and age at diagnosis; the largest rise (54 percent) occurred in children diagnosed before their first birthday. “
As Dr. Brogan so passionately states, it's up to us to take charge of our kids' exposure to toxic chemicals as well as toxic experiences. EPI will spotlight the unbiased science so parents can make informed decisions to best protect their children.
Practice Protective Parenting
Reduce toxins in your environment and provide a healthy body for your baby to grow in.
·Ensure you and your baby are subjected to as little stress, interventions, and trauma as possible in the perinatal period.
·Provide whole, organic, pure food: No GMOs, no artificial chemicals. Attend to nontoxic cooking and storing practices.
·Avoid antibiotic overuse, choose natural products and natural medicine whenever possible.