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Cleaning for Healthier Childcare

cleaning_bottles_unnamedOur youngest children are most vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemicals. 90% of a child’s brain development occurs during the early years of life. A growing body of research finds that exposure to certain chemicals while in utero or during the early years can lead to chronic diseases during their lifetime, as well as acute problems such as allergic reactions and asthma flares. 
Dr. Philip Landrigan, Chairman of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and Director of the Center for Children’s Health and the Environment of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, states, “hazardous chemicals in cleaning supplies, pesticides, and other products can pollute indoor air, unnecessarily exposing students to harm. Read more

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