Saturday, December 6, 2008

Plastics, Chemicals & Early Puberty Lecture in NYC

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

9:30 am Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 11:15 am Presentation

Stern Auditorium
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Annenberg Building, 2nd Floor
1468 Madison Avenue at 100th Street
New York, NY

RSVP to Meghan Bullock at (212) 824-7125 or

Plastic baby bottles, food cans, shampoos, plastic toys, sports bottles, and hand lotions may contain chemicals that act in ways similar to hormones naturally found in our body. Children are developing faster than ever. Is there a connection?

Join the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center as leading experts in the field of environmental pediatrics discuss the latest research on the health effects of plastics and personal care products. You can also here a general 2007 lecture on plastics by Dr. Maida Galvez on the web HERE.

WHAT TO DO: Come to the lecture to hear more or...ditch the sippy cups completely and go to LIFE WITHOUT PLASTIC to find a ton of stainless steel family friendly products including stainless steel drinking cups and bowls.
Buy Kleen Kanteen water bottles or purchase water and juice in glass containers. Don't buy any more plastic toys--especially soft ones. Continue to head back in time to the 18th century before we had all these chemicals around us. And definitely don't microwave in plastic. Also, slowly replace all your tupperware with glass storage containers. Use the plastic containers for storage of non food items. I could go on and on but maybe people could just add their own recommendations in comments.

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Protecting Children from Toxins in Our Everyday World

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Brice Family said...

Thanks for the link. I don't know why I never hear about these things before they happen, I am on multiple related email listserves at Mount Sinai. Oh well. FYI, if you are worried about cost, you can find some of these identical items on Amazon for less than the Life Without Plastic site (the glass bottles, for instance, are 1/3 as much, same brand, same glass). I think we are going to finally make the plunge and officially ditch the last of our plastic foodware (what we have now is "good plastic", but still plastic...). But we are definitely going with the cheapest stuff possible. As for toys....well, one step at a time is at least moving in the right direction.

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Our Family Is His said...

We are changing our storage and cooking items as well. I was given, by my husband, my brand new set of stainless steel cookware (to get rid of the teflon and non-stick items I had that are proving to be a bad, bad, bad and worse, worse, worse idea everyday). He also bought be all glass bakeware. Our kiddo's "thermos" (not thermos brand, but you get the idea) is all stainless steel for this very reason.

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