Everyone knows, there is no place like home! After all, home is where the heart is. Home is where it is supposed to be comfortable and safe but could it be toxic? While most families think they are, more or less, safe in their homes, unfortunately, they are not. There are many toxins in our home environment that can and have caused harm to ourselves as well as our children. With the myriad of scented air fresheners, bath and beauty products, to the bottle of detergent you use to clean your floor, there are all sorts of chemicals that really should be avoided.
Alice Shabecoff is an advocate who has been working diligently to raise awareness about the dangers of the chemical use in our environment as well as inside our own homes. She educates the public about how these toxic chemicals have impacted our health and what we can do about it.
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer, talks to Alice Shabecoff to learn what you can do to protect yourself and your children from these toxic assaults in your home environment!
Bio: Alice Shabecoff is co-author with her husband Philip of Poisoned for Profit: The Toxic Assault on our Children. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Birth Defect Research for Children. She served in the 1970s as executive director of the National Consumers League, the country’s oldest consumer organization, and in the 1980s as founder and executive director of the nonprofit Community Information Exchange, a nonprofit information service for the community development sector. As a freelance journalist, Alice’s articles focusing on parent and consumer issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and numerous magazines and journals in the United States and overseas.