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CHILDREN HOME SAFETY…DANGERS of HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS

CHILDRENS HOME SAFETY…HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT’S LURKING UNDER YOUR SINK?

Childrens Home Safety – How Many of  These  Toxic Household Cleaners

Do You Use in Your Home?

We all want to keep our kids as safe as possible because they are so precious to us. A major way to provide for your childrens home safety is  to have an environment for children that is as toxic–free as possible .

So, it’s necessary to take a look at our household cleaners:

Recent studies indicate dozens of toxic chemicals are showing up in the bloodstreams of American children.

Some can be traced to household cleaning products and others to pesticides and preservatives from non-organic food.

A Canadian study found that women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work away from home.  The study concluded that this was a direct result of the increased exposure to toxic chemicals, many that are found in common household cleaners.

Do you know that poisoning occurs very often in homes where parents are unaware that those cleaning products they use are toxic?

Isn’t that ironic…parents who are doing their best to give their kids a healthy, clean home could instead be poisoning them!

The most frequent calls to poison centers are from frightened parents whose kids have gotten into toxic household cleaners such as: carpet cleaners, chlorine bleach, degreasers, drain cleaners, glass cleaners, mold and mildew removers, oven cleaners, scouring cleansers, toilet bowl cleaners, and tub and tile cleaners.

As a result, problems affecting kids can range from cancer and even death, to damage of skin, mouth, eyes, throat, and more.  Internal organs can also be injured.

The government acknowledges that these household cleaners are hazardous, but regulation only requires that labels indicate if they are combustible, corrosive, poisonous, use caution, etc.

It seems to me that they could be doing a great deal more to alert an unsuspecting and uninformed public.

Think about it this way…babies crawl on the floors you’ve cleaned and then what do they generally do?Babies constantly crawl on floors to get around. Then they put their hands into their mouths...are your floors chemically cleaned? They put their hands into their mouths and all those toxins go right into their bloodstreams.  How about that danger!

Also, are you aware that allergies and asthma are at an all time high?  A major reason may be that most detergents and softeners also contain toxins.

Children lay all night in pajamas and sheets washed in these toxic products.  The chemicals are absorbed by the skin and enter the bloodstream  and work the same way the drugs in the nicotine patch or the estrogen patch do.

Okay, enough said…here are some helpful tips to turn this danger to kids’ health around…

CHILDRENS HOME SAFETY… GENERAL INFO FROM THE EPA –  An EPA publication lists 34 tips in 8 areas.  A few of them are listed below:

1. Help children breathe easier – Don’t smoke at home; keep the home clean (reduce dust, mold, pet dander, etc.); avoid open burning

2. Protect children from lead poisoning - Have children tested for lead; wash children’s hands before they eat –  run the cold water for at least 30 seconds to flush lead from pipes – check older homes for lead in the paint

3. Keep pesticides and other toxic chemicals away from children – Read product labels and follow directions. 

Store pesticides and chemicals in a safe place to protect your kids health.

Wash fruits and vegetables under running water before eating – peel them before eating when possible.

I would add that just washing produce under water has little effect. Use a natural household cleaner made for this purpose and rinse thoroughly.

In a different document, the EPA recognizes the importance of organic fruit and vegetables – no pesticides.

4. Protect children from carbon monoxide poisoning - Check fuel burning appliances, furnace fumes, and chimneys annually; install CO alarms in sleeping areas

5. Protect children from contaminated fish and polluted water –

Be alert for local fish advisories and beach closings

Learn what’s in your drinking water – Think about getting a water purifier.

6. Safeguard children from high levels of radon – have your home tested.

7. Protect Children from too much sun – Wear hats, sunglasses, protective clothing; Use SPF15+ sunscreen & keep infants out of direct sunlight

8. Keep children and mercury apart – Eat a balanced diet but avoid fish with high levels of mercury, such as tuna and swordfish…

Buy wild caught fish, not farm raised – that can contain bacteria.

Replace mercury thermometers with a digital thermometer

Setting even some of the above child home safety standards in your home will help keep your kids safe and well.

Childrens Home Safety…Today’s Health Boosting Tip:*

Did you know that real clean, doesn’t smell like pine trees or bleach? In fact, it doesn’t smell like anything at all.

Really clean is odorless!

*Go find green household cleaners that work well, are cost saving because they are so concentrated, and are safe for you, your family and the environment.

Note: because they are so concentrated, you’ll be able to cut back on the amount of natural household cleaners you purchase.  So, go green and save money.  This  will at the same time, greatly help to reduce the vast number of pollution causing containers that go into landfills.

If you choose to follow even some of these suggestions about safety at home, it will be a win all around – for a healthier you, your family and our planet.

To keep your kids safe and protected from toxic household cleaners, switch to natural, green products.Know that each person can make a healthy difference – IT STARTS WITH YOU!

Be sure to learn the dreaded secret that most parents don’t know…
click – The Secret Is:

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

To contact me:
877-280-4188
Sarah@HealthTipsForChildren.com

HOME SAFETY CHECKLIST For CHILDREN

Use this home safety checklist for children to make your home a safer place for your family. The checklist concentrates on one-time changes you can make in your home environment to prevent accidents and injuries, particularly childhood accidents.

How to Use the Checklist:

• Go through every room, hallway and other areas in and around your home. Look at the yard, storage sheds, basements and any place a child might go.

• Consider each item for every room. Use a plus (+) to indicate that you have followed the recommendation in all relevant rooms. Make a minus (-) if you need to work on that

suggestion.

Checklist for Home Safety

__ 1. Check that all medications are in original containers with child-proof caps.

__ 2. Discard old prescription drugs.Make sure all medicine is locked away where little hands can't get at it.

__ 3. Have 1 ounce of Syrup of Ipecac on hand. Check expiration date.

__ 4. Separate household cleaners from food and put out of children’s reach.

__ 5. Check for poisonous plants at child’s level.

__ 6. Check all drawers and cabinets within toddler’s reach for sharp, small (swallowable), toxic or other dangerous objects. This includes matches, lighters, pins, buttons, scissors, knives, razors, alcohol or medications.

__ 7. Label flammable liquids and store in tightly capped, non-glass safety containers, away from heat and out of children’s reach.

__ 8. Store paint, thinner and gasoline away from the house.

__ 9. Check every room for poisons. Write the emergency number for local poison control center by the phone (see the local phone directory).

__ 10. Locate pilot lights for furnaces and water heaters; remove all flammable liquids from  rooms with pilot lights.

__ 11. Install smoke detector in hall or near bedrooms. Place one detector on every level of the house. Inspect monthly.

__ 12. Adjust water heater to 120 degree range. Wait 2 hours and check tap water with candy thermometer or contact the public works department for assistance.

__ 13. Have an inspected fire extinguisher mounted in the kitchen.

__ 14. Clean chimney annually.

__ 15. Fasten drapes away from fireplaces/heaters.

__ 16. Ensure that screens or guards are in front of fireplaces, wood stoves and open heaters.

__ 17. Place non-skid mats or decals in the tub/shower.

__ 18. Tack down carpets/rugs.

__ 19. Ensure that there are no loose/broken stairs or walkways.

__ 20. Secure wobbly railings on stairs or porches.                                                                

__ 21. Attach safety gates at top and bottom of stairs to protect infants and toddlers.

__ 22. Unplug and store electrical appliances (radio, hair dryer, razors) in bathroom when not in use.

__ 23. Examine doors and windows to ensure that there are at least two unblocked exits from the house.

__ 24. Safeguard swimming areas with precautions including gates, adequate adult

supervision, four-sided fencing and a child-proof door lock if children have direct

access from the house to the swimming pool.

__ 25. Secure window screens to prevent intruders from breaking into the house.

__ 26. Install child car seats or booster seats correctly and use properly.

__ 27. Check neighborhood for water hazards, construction, unfenced pools, irrigation

canals, storm drains.

__ 28. Store tools and power equipment out of child’s reach.

__ 29. Store firearms unloaded in locked cabinets with shells in separate locked area.

__ 30. Post 911 or emergency phone numbers on or near the phone.

__ 31. Examine toys for sharp edges and removable small parts. No part should not be

smaller than 1-5/8 inches across.

__ 32. Check toy boxes for safe closing, lightweight lids or no lid. All toy boxes should be

ventilated in case a child crawls inside.

__33. Anchor home playground equipment firmly in the ground; cover exposed bolts,

screws or sharp edges with plastic caps or tape; install play equipment at least 6

inches from fences and walls and on soft or grassy ground.

__ 34. Check infant furniture and equipment for recommended safety features (2-3/8 inches width between baby crib slats, snug mattress fit).

__ 35. Place plastic safety plugs in unused electrical outlets and extension cord sockets.

__ 36. Secure extension cords out of child’s reach and not under rugs. Check cords and wiring for fraying and wear.

__ 37. Keep first aid supplies well stocked and easily available.

__ 38. Plan and practice family fire escape routes and procedures.

__ 39. Install locks or safety latches on doors, cabinets and screens.  __ 40. Review home safety rules with children.

__ 41. Store covered trash and recyclables out of child’s reach.

__ 42. Take a moment to look around. Can you see anything else that might be dangerous?  Keep in mind that children can usually do a little more than we realize.
Try to look at each room from their eye level and point of view.

These items on this checklist were developed from national information about injuries compiled primarily by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission by Karen DeBord, Ph.D., University of Missouri Human Development Extension State Specialist.

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It’s my hope that you find the above home safety checklist for children helpful, and that you adopt some of the suggestions so that many accidents and injuries can be prevented.
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Be sure to learn the dreaded secret that most parents don’t know…
click – The Secret Is:

To read a list of all my articles in this blog, click: Here

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 30 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

To contact me:

877-280-4188

HOME FIRE SAFETY – TEACHING KIDS FIRE PROTECTION

Although kids may be scared to think about a fire breaking out in their home, it’s an excellent idea to discuss home fire safety with them.
If know what to do  they know what to do in advance, it may save their lives.

Have you taught your kids what to do in case of fire?The whole family should sit down together and talk about what to do to safely escape a fire that’s started at home.

Escape plans and escape routes are  important for each family member to know.  The goal is to get outside quickly and safely.

Because a fire’s smoke can make it hard to see, it’s important for all to learn all the different exits in their home, and how to get to them from their bedrooms.

  • To further teach kids about home fire safety, you must explain about not opening their bedroom doors if smoke or heat are present.
    –Talk about escape from their windows and collapsible ladders, or having an adult present to help.
    –Teach them how to unlock windows and remove screeens, but stress this is only for emergencies.
  • Choose a meeting place in the yard or at a neighbor’s house.
  • Practice a fire drill twice a year.
  • Change batteries in smoke detectors yearly.
  • If caught in smoke-filled room, drop to the floor and crawl to exit so you don’t breathe in the unhealthy  smoke.
  • If clothes catch on fire, DON’T RUN!  Instead, stop, drop and roll out the flames.
  • If fire blocks the door, teach the child to yell from an open window or if available, use a phone to call 911.
  • Stress never to go back into a burning house for a pet or toy…instead tell a fireman about it.
  • Keep bedroom doors closed at night.
  • Keep a flashlight by the bed.
  • Never try to put out a fire by yourself, no matter how small it is.
  • Never play with matches or lighters.

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Some parents may want to avoid the teaching the subject of home fire safety with their kids because they feel the children will be frightened.  My feelings are if you approach this topic gently and without fear, your kids will be armed with the knowledge that just may save their lives!

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Be sure to learn the dreaded secret that most parents don’t know…
click – The Secret Is:

To read a list of all my articles in this blog, click:   Here

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

To contact me:

877-280-4188

SAFETY AT HOME – ARE YOUR KIDS REALLY SAFE?

Do you ever wonder if your kids are really safe at home…is there more that you can do to protect them?

In my previous Safety at Home posts, I have listed many potential dangers that you as parents can remove from your home to prevent accidents before they happen.

This post will deal with a variety of additional possible dangers to the health and safety of your kids…read below to more fully to discover kids safety tips you may not have thought of.

  • If you have a fireplace, space heater, etc. put barriers around it to prevent your kids from being burned.
  • Have syrup of Ipecac handy for accidental poisonings, but be sure to call your physician or poison control center before using it.
  • Be sure that plastic bags, broken toy pieces, screws and other potential choking hazards are thrown away or put in an area children can’t get to.
  • Have all indoor and outdoor stairways and entrances well lit and not obstructed.
  • Be sure all bathrooms and bedrooms can be unlocked from the outside.
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children’s reach.
  • Keep at least two exits clear in case of fire or other emergency.
  • Check all electrical cords for cracks and fraying.

Be sure that all outlets and extension cords are not overloaded.

  • It is best not to use space heaters.  If they are used, make sure they are in safe condition.  Never plug them into an extension cord.  Do not place them near drapes or furnishings.
  • Do not use the stove/oven as a heater.
  • Wallpaper and paint should not be chipping or peeling.
  • Keep purses, backpacks, etc. out of children’s reach because they may contain medicines, hard candies or other items that can harm kids.

It is always wise to call for help whenever you’re uncomfortable with a medical situation.
For Emergencies, Call 911

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If you follow the above items and some of those in my other posts, you won’t have to wonder about safety at home or…are your kids really safe.  You’ll have that peace of mind knowing you took precautions for their protection.

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Be sure to learn the dreaded secret that most parents don’t know…
click – The Secret Is:

To read a list of all my articles in this blog, click: Here

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

To contact me:

877-280-4188

Home Safety Products: Kids…SO, DO THESE CLEANERS REALLY WORK?

Hi…This post is all about home safety products that help protect kids health.

Here’s what happened to me-check it out, then you decide if these cleaners
are effective:

Today I’m going to tell you a true story that happened to me a long time ago…
it’s been more than 29 years that I started my journey to help parents
raise
healthier kids.

On one of those early days, I was practicing a cleaning demo in
my brand new home so that I would feel confident presenting  it
to a  group of parents.

As I was holding a bottle of iodine (you know how that stains) in
the just-built white bathroom to do a demo that shows how the whitening laundry product I use does so well with removing stains…

Did you guess…I dropped the iodine – it hit the sink and promptly
spilled everywhere!

All over the white patterned vinyl wallpaper, white ceramic tile, grout…
dark brown was splattered all over my new white bathroom  :(

Fortunately, my office was the room on the other side of the wall, so after
I got over the shock, I ran, got all my home safety products together and went to work.

When I got done…(in short order,) I looked around and was thrilled
to see every single spot and stain was gone – all but 1/8th inch
of grout that I got to cleaning last (I should have done it first
before it had a chance to absorb).

I was so excited I called my upline and told him, “Mike, my home
safety products work, they really work!”

The bathroom looked brand new again and was I ever a happy camper!

So what do you think about my tale of woe that ended on a very happy note?

Be well,
Sarah

P.S.  If you want to learn very important info about the dreaded household cleaners,       click here:    Is This Stuff In My House?

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Be sure to learn the dreaded secret that most parents don’t know…
click – The Secret Is:

To read a list of all my articles in this blog, click: Here

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

To contact me:

877-280-4188

HOME SAFETY TIPS: Kids…GREEN TIPS

Here are some home safety tips for kids, and they’re green tips!

While reading through Sloan’s informative book, Green Goes With Everything,
I came across this info that I thought would be helpful to you…so here it is:

1. Gather all of your cleaning products and read the labels.

2. Notice how dangerous and toxic they are. Then, take a deep
breath (but not near the cleaning products).To protect your kids, get rid of any household cleaner that says, "Poison" or "Danger" and replace with safe, green cleaner.

3. Take all the ones that say “Danger,” “Poison,” or contain
chlorine bleach and ammonia and put them in a garbage bag.

4. Call your local sanitation department and ask them how to
dispose of them safely.

5. Buy green cleaning products and breathe deeply and safely.”

I highly recommend “Green Goes With Everything:  Simple Steps To
A Healthier Life And A Cleaner Planet” by Sloan Barnett.

She writes in an easy to read, personalized style and has done a
very thorough job which will help all to raise healthier kids, pets,
and live on a cleaner planet.  Her book is filled with kids’ home safety tips.

If you would like a copy of this very informative, inexpensive book, click:

Green Goes With Everything

It’s so important and easy to make your home a healthier environment for your family…all you have to do is switch brands of the toxic cleaners you now use to green ones.
Don’t think you have harmful cleaning products in your home?
Click here to check: I’m Using What?

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Be sure to learn the dreaded secret that most parents don’t know…
click – The Secret Is:

To read a list of all my articles in this blog, click: Here

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

To contact me:
877-280-4188

CHILD HOME SAFETY…THE 3 MOST ASKED QUESTIONS IN 30 YEARS

About child home safety – well, over the years people have been asking me questions  about home safety tips for children.

Here are the top three:  Learn what the 3 most common questions are that I've received over the past 28 years.

1. We have so many advances in medicine now over previous
generations, so why are kids more sick today than ever before?

2. Why are most household cleaners poisonous, especially to kids?

3. Is there a book I can get that explains all this going green stuff?

Want to know the answers? All you have to do is click on this link which will take you straight to them:

Child Home Safety…Household Cleaner Dangers

If you want to learn very important info about the dreaded household cleaners
click here:  Is this stuff in my house?

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Be sure to learn the dreaded secret that most parents don’t know…
click – The Secret Is:

To read a list of all my articles in this blog, click: Here

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

To contact me:
877-280-4188

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