Feature Story

picChildren are not ‘little adults’ when it comes to chemical exposures

Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Senior Policy Advisor for the National Toxics Network, talks about the importance of protecting children’s environmental health and why children should not be treated as ‘little adults’ when it comes to chemical exposures.

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Case Study

At Lizzards Pre-School it’s not just the bush that’s green!

tony_and_kidsNestled in the lower Blue Mountains near Springwood lies a one acre property home to the Lizzards Pre-School, owned and operated by Tony and Judy Sharpe.

Lizzards now in its twelfth year, caters for up to 29 pre-school children in long daycare.  The cleaning of the premises and feeding this active bunch is both a challenge and a delight for Tony, a chef, who encourages a healthy, organic diet whenever possible and a chemical free cleaning regime.

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What you can do

Creating a healthy environment for children

We know that children are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of chemical pollution and their exposure is partly responsible for increasing rates of chronic childhood diseases such as asthma, allergies, cancers and birth defects.

Create a healthy home environment with these five simple and effective steps to reduce children’s chemical exposure in the home:

  1. Green your cleaning
  2. Go organic
  3. Use nature-based personal care products
  4. Renovate and decorate with healthy, low-toxic materials
  5. Manage pests with common sense and without harsh pesticides

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Latest News

Detox Your Home with our latest publication

Total Environment Centre is proud to announce the release of its new booklet, Detox Your Home: Easy Steps you can take for  Safer and Healthier Home. Filled with ideas on how to reduce the chemical load of your home.

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Latest News

You and your house could feature on SBS!

Not shy about who peers into the crevices in your house? Then this may be the opportunity of a lifetime you’ve been waiting for…… Casting call for a new reality TV show.

Put YOUR home under the microscope in the groundbreaking new science show `Is Your House Killing You?'

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Latest News

Get the dirt on reading product labels

Workcover NSW has released an updated version of their guide Reading Labels and Material Safety Data Sheets 2006.  This information is useful for anyone wanting to better understand what that chemical is, the hazards and risks when using chemical-containing products, where to get advice and further information and how to be protected from potential harm.

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