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The Number One Way to Protect Your Baby

The Number One Way to Protect Your Baby

By Gernot Wagner, Moms Clean Air Force Guest Blogger My wife and I have no car, no TV, and a no-screens policy around our 8-month-old. We carry him around in an organic cotton wrap. His favorite toys are wood, his baby soap is plant-based, his only pacifier is his left thumb. He has yet to taste baby formula, food from a jar, or anything heated in a microwave. His bottles are BPA-free , and any plastic or chemical around him is also sold in Europe with its much stricter toxics policy. In short, we do everything in our power to keep our firstborn happy and healthy. Yet none of that matters once we open our doors or windows and let in deceptively clean-looking but polluted air. We can attempt to build a protective cocoon around our child and do so with fervor, but national policy —or the lack thereof—nixes all attempts to making a difference as parents. As soon as we breathe...

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