Growing Up Green

Baby and Childcare

By Deirdre Imus
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781416541240, 291pp.)

Publication Date: April 2008

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The essential, parent-friendly guide to raising a healthy child in our increasingly toxic environment.
The second volume in the "New York Times" bestselling "Green This " series, "Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care" is a complete guide to raising healthy kids. Environmental activist and children's advocate Deirdre Imus addresses specific issues faced by children in every age group -- from infants to adolescents and beyond. With a focus on preventing rather than treating childhood illnesses, Deirdre concentrates on educating and empowering parents with information such as:
- How to make sure your child is vaccinated safely
- Which plastic bottles and toys are least toxic
- How to lobby for safer school environments and support children's environmental health studies
- Advice from leading "green" pediatricians and nationally recognized doctors such as Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
Chock-full of research and advice, "Growing Up Green" makes it easy for you to introduce your child to the "living green" way of life.

About the Author
Deirdre Imus is the founder and president of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology(R), part of Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in New Jersey. She is also a cofounder and codirector of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, and the author of the bestselling book "The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys."
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