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Tips for protecting children from environmental threats

Children face potential environmental threats every day in their homes, schools and playgrounds. They are particularly vulnerable to pollutants and toxins because their patterns of behavior are different from those of adults and their bodies are still developing.

Children's bodies are less able to process and eliminate environmental pollutants than adults. Pound for pound, a child breathes more air, drinks more water and eats more food than adults, so it is especially important to protect the air kids breathe, the water kids drink and the food kids eat from environmental contaminants of any...


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