Children are highly vulnerable to toxic poisoning since their brains, nervous and immune systems are still forming.  Children get more exposure to environmental toxins than adults because they intake more air, drink more water, eat more food, and breathe more air.  The average 1 year old drinks 21 times more apple juice and eats 2 – 7 times more fruits and vegetables. Children contain more toxins in their blood streams; below are a few toxins and how they effect your child.

  • Air pollution:  Respiratory Diseases, Allergies & Asthma
  • Lead & Mercury: Cognitive Development and Behavior Issues
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Nervous System Linked to Liver & Brain Cancers
  • Organochlorides: Male Genital Issues,  Hormone Disruptive & Estrogen Mimic Effects
  • Perfluorinated: Bladder Cancer
  • Phthalates: Estrogen Mimics & Hormone Disrupters
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers: Hormone Disruption & Blood Disorders
  • Lead: Effects Brain IQ
  • Arsenic: Brain Function Issues

Below is a video called “Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain” by Canadian Environmental Health Atlas