Protecting our environment is vital to the health and future of our children.
For 20 years, the nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World has ignited the movement that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals.
Working with leading pediatricians like Dr. Harvey Karp and Dr. Alan Greene, as well as
scientists such as Dr. Philip Landrigan, Healthy Child Healthy World translates the science andcreates programs that encourage parents to make simple, easy and affordable lifestyle choices, which can reduce or eliminate toxic chemical exposures in our homes and communities. The simple shifts that Healthy Child recommends are critical to protecting the health of our children,whose developing bodies make them more vulnerable to chemical exposures than adults.
The organization began after five-year-old Colette Chuda died of a rare form of non-hereditary cancer linked to pesticides; her parents, Jim and Nancy Chuda, turned their grief into action and formed Healthy Child Healthy World in 1992.
Today, Healthy Child’s message is timely. There are more than 80,000 chemicals registered for use in the United States and none of them have been tested for children’s safety; babies are now born with more than 200 chemicals in their bodies from pre-natal exposure. Ours is the first generation of children who will not live longer lives than their parents.