Which Chemicals Are in House Dust?
Flame retardants were once commonly used in furniture. But the chemicals were phased out when researchers discovered they could contribute to health problems. So are they completely gone now?
Pediatricians Warn of Pesticide Exposure
Residues from pesticides are all around us: in the air, in our food, in dust, in soil. Whether used in farming or in homes, these chemicals can affect children exposed to them.
Smoking in Cars with Kids
It is known that secondhand smoke can be harmful to those exposed, especially in confined spaces like cars.
After School Programs Make the Grade
Earning those A's and stickers happens more often when kids have a set time to do homework, especially if students have extra help after school.
Get Going With Video Games
Have you watched those DDR'ers lately? The arcade game where individuals dance on the colored squares to crazy fast beats can get players really sweaty, and this game was just the first to get people moving.
Trampolines May Be Fun — But Not Safe
BOUNCE! Ka-BOOM ! BOUNCE! Jumping on a trampoline is a fun way to "fly" for seconds at a time. But the fun stops when a kid goes flying off the trampoline.
No Pet Turtle for You, Kid!
They seem like the perfect pets: they're slow, mild and quiet, and they come with their own case. But turtles, like other reptiles, carry a danger for small children — salmonella.
Detergent Capsules Pose Danger to Kids
Childproofing the home for little kids is more than important. It can be a life or death situation. This is especially true for household chemicals.
No Energizer Bunny for Your Child
You may have lost the remote control for the umpteenth time, but make sure your toddler doesn't find it. And check all the screws on his toys' battery enclosures.
Open-Fire Cooking and Kids' Brains
There's nothing like a barbecue or roasting marshmallows over a campfire to bring a family closer. But too much exposure to open-flame cooking may affect a child's developing brain.