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We all want to keep our children safe and healthy, but how do we know what to watch out for in the food we eat, the cleaning products we use and the air we breathe?

In this week’s Mom Enough show, the head of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota sheds light on this important topic.


In recent years we’ve become increasingly aware of threats to our children’s health posed by such widely-used products as lead-based paints, hormone-laced milk and toxic plastics. It can feel overwhelming to try to figure out what we should avoid, use with caution or not worry about at all. This week’s guest, Dr. Bill Toscano, head of Environmental Health Sciences in the U of M’s School of Public Health, has research-based answers to Marti & Erin’s questions on this important topic, with practical tips on steps we can take to keep our home environments as healthy as possible. He also tells us about reliable resources that will help us stay on top of newly-emerging information about environmental health.


What did you learn from this week’s Mom Enough show that was new or surprising about environmental toxins that could compromise your family’s health? Thinking about products you have in your home, what should you replace with less toxic options? Share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!


For the IATP’s Smart Plastics Guide, click here.

For the IATP’s Guide to Safer Children’s Products, click here.

For the United States Environmental Protection Agency, click here.

For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here.

For the Minnesota Department of Health, click here.


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