Everyone seems to be concerned about the ecology. We need to do our part in helping to create more environmental safe living conditions for our children.
The team at Showroom411.com has devoted an entire section of our website called “Living Green”, which deals with many aspects of today’s green issues. We would like to share with you; a few of the many things that will help preserve the safety of our most precious commodity, our children.
Did you know that 25% of the worlds pesticides and 10% of the world’s insecticides are used on cotton crops each year? Choosing sustainable and lower impact goods such as organic cotton will reduce your personal consumption of natural resources and help you do your part in creating a healthy and balanced environment.
Trying to figure out what products are environmentally safe for our children can be a real challenge. From infants to toddlers, there are great steps you can take to make their lives better.
It’s as simple as feeding a baby. It really is that simple because most plastic baby bottles are made with polycarbonate, a rigid durable plastic that has the potential to leach bisphenol A into your baby’s drinks. Bisphenol A has been linked to a number of health concerns, including hormone disruption and some cancers, but preventing exposure is easy if you choose glass or safer plastic (#2, #4 or #5) bottles.
And it does not stop there. Since infants and children are more sensitive than adults to synthetic chemicals, it is particularly important that their clothing be made of natural, organic materials. The fact is that there are products that are made from 100% chemically untreated cotton which breath more easily than synthetic fibers. Clothes made with this do not emit toxic vapors from pesticides which are sometimes used in growth and manufacturing.
Look for baby clothes that are not made with synthetically dyed fabrics because they are not only safer for your children but will help give you peace of mind.
There are so many other products out there than help make Living Green a reality for our kids. From Chlorine-Free Baby Wipes and Diapers to Natural detergent that won’t leave behind harmful residues that could irritate baby’s sensitive skin.
With the environmentally safe bedding products that are now available, you can put your child’s allergies and chemical sensitivities to rest with the exclusive bedding and linens made from pure organic cotton and other natural fibers – made especially for children.
We don’t want to forget toys! Can you believe that there are complete lines of eco-friendly games and toys available as well? Imagine stuffed toys with no toxic content that are made from recycled sweaters and are so lovable it will feel like grandma made them for you.
How about board games? These games are made from recycled paper and are toxin free. They meet the Life Cycle Standard and are safe for your kids because they are made with vegetable inks for color and use water based non toxic coatings.
You have got to check out EnergyStar.gov! When you get to the homepage look for a bright yellow KIDS tab near the top of the page and click on it. It will take you to one of the most kid friendly and fun areas of the website, that will not only be educational for kids but for teachers and parents as well. I’m very serious about this; you have got to share this site with your kids.
With websites like Gaiam.com, SeventhGenration.com and GreenHome.com, there are an abundance of green living products in which to choose from. I believe that everyone will be amazed at what is available today and just bringing a few of these green products into your life will contribute to helping improve the lives of your children and of our world.
As a building professional for our 40 years, Rick Maselli wanted to reach out to homeowners and share his vast knowledge of the home improvement field.
In 2007, Rick founded RTM Directories Inc. and as president of this company his goal is to help the do-it-yourself people out there to have a one stop home improvement resource and that resulted in his new website, http://www.showroom411.com
Showroo411.com is Your Ultimate Home Improvement Resource which is free to the public and reflects all the hard work that Rick has put into to being a building professional who cared not just about the work he provided, but for people he worked for as well.