As more children are diagnosed with autism, asthma and ADD/ADHD, more parents are looking to science to find out what is causing these problems. According to Christopher Gavigan, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, scientific evidence shows that everyday household items play a part. Holly and Rodney talk with Christopher about his book Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home and advice for parents who want to protect their children from household toxins.
Holly and other Hollywood moms helped Christopher write Healthy Child Healthy World with essays highlighting their efforts to give their children healthy food and nontoxic, clean homes. "Food and cleaning are two big areas of potential trouble and potential exposure for chemicals and toxins," Christopher says. "This book is a resource for parents to say, 'How do I clean, how do I keep my home safer, how do I keep my home in a "greener" way?'"
Christopher offers these healthy tips any parent can try to incorporate into daily life: