How to Reduce Your Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals and Toxins
Alarmed at how many chemicals I tested positive for, I decided to work at decreasing my exposure to them. I could fire my lawn-care company and live with the weeds. I could buy organic food, and I could use chemical-free toothpastes. It quickly became apparent that these changes would require cost and effort.
Where does this leave you? You may think that it’s too late. You or one of your children has already been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Still, you can keep yourself informed and join with others who are fighting to change federal laws that regulate the companies making the chemicals. Visit the Healthy Children Project, part of the Learning Disabilities Association of America; Collaborative on Health and the Environment, which partners with the LDDI; and Institute for Children’s Environmental Health. Working to create a healthier environment will help more children reach their full potential.