Toxic Free Kids | Toxic Free Child Care | Toxic Free Schools
and pesticides don't mix.
Children are highly vulnerable to health damage from pesticides and other toxics. Little kids stick their fingers and toys in their mouths. They're small and spend lots of time on the floor where dust and many air pollutants settle. They have a high metabolism and their bodies grow and develop quickly. For all of these reasons, they have more health risks than adults from exposure to pesticides and other toxic pollution.
Even older children, like high schoolers, are at more risk for health harm from pesticide exposure, because important systems in their bodies – such as their brains - are still developing and growing. For all these reasons, children and teenagers have higher health risks than adults from pesticides and other toxic pollution.
That's why Toxic Free NC is working with families, child care providers, schools and pest control companies to reduce the amount of pesticides and toxics
that are used in the places where children live, learn, play and grow.
Join us in getting toxic chemicals out of kids' environments!
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