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ECOMALL'S BABY PRODUCTS SECTION
PROTECT CHILDREN FROMHelp children breathe easier
Protect children from lead poisoning
- Don't smoke or let others smoke in your home or car
- Keep your home as clean as possible. Dust, mold, certain household pests, secondhand smoke, and pet dander can trigger asthma attacks and allergies.
- Limit outdoor activity when air pollution is bad such as on ozone alert days
Protect children from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning
- Wash children's hands before they eat and wash bottles, pacifiers, and toys often
- Wash floors and window sills to protect kids from dust and peeling paint contaminated with lead - especially in older homes
- Run the cold water for 30 seconds to flush lead from pipes
- Get kids tested for lead - check with your doctor
- Test your home for lead paint hazards if it was built before 1978
Keep pesticides and other toxic chemicals away from children
- Have fuel-burning appliances, furnace flues and chimneys checked once a year
- Never use gas ovens or burners for heat and never use barbeques/grills indoors or in the garage
- Never sleep in rooms with unvented gas or kerosene spaceheaters
- Don't run cars or lawnmowers in the garage
- Install a UL approved CO detector in sleeping areas
Protect children from too much sun
- Put food and trash away in closed containers to keep pests from coming into your home
- Don't use pesticides if you don't have to - look for alternatives
- Read product labels and follow directions
- Use bait & traps instead of bug sprays when you can and place the bait & traps where kids can't get them
- Store where kids can't reach them and never put in other containers that kids can mistake for food or drink
- Keep children, toys & pets away when using pesticides and don't let them play in fields, orchards and gardens after pesticides have been used
- Wash fruits and vegetables under running water before eating - peel them when possible
- Buy organic produce
Safeguard them from high levels of radon
- Have them wear hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing
- Use sunscreen on kids over 6 months and keep infants out of the sun
- Keep them out of the mid-day sun - the sun is most intense between 10 and 4
Protect childrenfrom contaminated fish and polluted water
- Test your home for radon with a home test kit
- Fix your home if your radon level is 4 pCi/L or higher. If you need help, call your State radon office or 1-800-644-6999
- Call the local or state health department to learn about any local advisories for limiting the amount of fish to be eaten or beach closings
- Take used motor oil to a recycling center and properly dispose of toxic household chemicals
- Find out what's in your local drinking water - call your local water system for your annual drinking water quality report or, if you have a private home drinking water well, test it every year
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12 Steps to Healthier Schools
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- Pesticides. Pesticides are toxic and children should have as little exposure to these chemicals as possible. If a school must use these products they should notify parents and teachers a day in advance and use the least toxic materials possible. People should not be allowed back into the buildings until the residue is gone. Only trained and licensed people should be allowed to spray pesticides. --Outside grounds and fields where children play should not be treated with pesticides unless there is a dire reason for an application, and then prior notice should be given to teachers and parents.
Art Supplies and Art Rooms. Art rooms should have proper ventilation. Many art supplies are toxic and become airborne irritating the lungs and bronchial tubes. It is recommended that ventilating systems have between 15 and 20 cubic feet of outdoor air per minute per occupant. Caution should be used to make sure that the contaminated air not circulate into the other parts of the building through the ventilation system.
New Carpeting. When new carpeting is ordered, the carpet, as well as the carpet backing, should be required to be formaldehyde-free. In addition, the installer should be required to use formaldehyde-free and non-toxic adhesives. Formaldehyde is a respiratory irritant, a sensitizer to other chemicals, and a carcinogen. Many carpets, backings and adhesives, have a great deal of formaldehyde and out-gas for long periods of time. Children should not be exposed at all, no less over long periods.
New Construction and Renovations. Good indoor air quality should be one of the chief criteria in planning a project. The contract should require least toxic materials that are practical and work schedules that will not put children and teachers at risk because of compromised indoor air quality. Particular attention should be given to avoiding wood products that use large amounts of formaldehyde as bonding agents, such as particle board. New furniture can also be a source of formaldehyde and therefore, it too, should be specified to be formaldehyde-free, just as with new carpeting.
Playground Equipment with Processed or Treated Wood. Processed or treated wood is often used for playground equipment and for picnic tables. Treated wood has been impregnated with copper and arsenic in order to deter pest infestation, which is why it can be placed directly on or into the ground. The arsenic, in particular, leaches from the wood and is a human carcinogen. If a school has already invested in products made out of processed wood they should paint the surfaces to stop the arsenic from leaching. Children should not be exposed to processed wood that has not been sealed.
Exhaust from Buses or Motor Vehicles. Make sure that the air intake of the ventilating systems are not in an area where cars or buses idle so that incoming air is laden with diesel and car exhaust. Also make sure children are not waiting at bus stops where many buses are idling for long periods of time.
Damp Areas and Areas of Damp Carpeting. Mold can grow in areas of dampness, and many children and adults are allergic to this mold. Molds can cause asthma in many people; therefore wet areas should be remediated.
Cleaning Products Used by the Janitorial Service in the School. Cleaning products should be the least toxic available that will do the appropriate work that needs to be done.
Chemistry Laboratories. Chemistry laboratories and other labs using hazardous materials should be properly ventilated, making sure that the exhaust does not enter other parts of the building.
Copy Machines. Copy machines out-gas ozone and therefore should be well ventilated. They are often placed in small unventilated spaces with people working near them. Ozone is harmful to lung function.
Testing for Radon and Lead. Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that emanates from rock and soil content in the ground. At high enough levels it is a human lung carcinogen. Radon can be easily tested for and rather inexpensively remediated. Also, drinking water should be tested for lead that can come from pipes with lead soldering.
Tobacco Smoke. Schools should be smoke-free environments.