Eco-Healthy Child Care®

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Eco-Healthy Child Care® is a national program, managed by the Children’s Environmental Health Network, that partners with child care professionals to eliminate or reduce environmental health hazards found in and around child care facilities. Forty-two percent of young children spend at least 35 hours a week in some form of child care. Therefore, creating an environmentally healthy early learning environment is key to the well-being of our nation’s children. Emerging science is linking chemicals commonly found in child care settings to allergies, asthma, developmental disabilities and cancer. Environmental exposures can cause, worsen, or contribute to these conditions. Children are at risk because their bodies are still developing, and because crawling, oral exploration, and other behaviors increase their exposure.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
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Get tips for keeping bug bites away using non-chemical methods as well as suggestions for safer bug repellents.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:04pm
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Infants and young children can be exposed to high levels of harmful chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep. Get tips for choosing...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:10pm
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Are hand dryers more eco-friendly than paper towels? Find out by reading our FAQ.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:18pm
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PVC plastic, commonly referred to as “vinyl” is found in many consumer products including children's dolls. Lead and other heavy metals are added to...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:33pm
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Certain sunscreens may contain chemicals that are harmful to children. Read our FAQ to learn how to choose a safer sunscreen as well as non-chemical...