There are over 100,000 synthetic chemicals available on the market. They are in everything: from shampoo to hair dye, nail polish, moisturiser, hair spray, food, water, toys, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, cleaning products, clothing. We ingest, absorb and inhale these chemicals every day. They get into our bodies and end up in our bloodstream or get stored in our organs. The problem is, over half these chemicals have never been tested for their toxicity on the human body. Many are carcinogens, hormone disruptors, allergens and other harmful substances.
Chemical Free Kids: Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World is one of the few resources for parents in the world to address the issues of chemicals and their impact on human health and specifically on children and young people: what are the toxic chemicals, how do they get into the body, the health and behavioural problems they cause, why children are particularly exposed and susceptible to chemicals, and what we, as parents and care givers can do about it.