A Greener Way of Living, at Home and Abroad
Children are more likely than adults to fall victim to hazards in your home. Relative to their body size, children breathe in more air and consume more food than adults. They also spend more time close to the ground where contaminants lurk and there are lots of things to chew on. This means they are more likely to ingest harmful substances. Children are still developing so hazardous substances can alter, stunt, or even revert growth. Childhood experiences and exposure to the world teach important motor skills and attitudes, both of which could be gravely affected by hazards in your home. A healthy home must be safe and clean in order to foster necessary development throughout a child’s lifetime.
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