We specialize in addressing the needs of families and children with unique environmental sensitivities and allergies both in your home, at child care or school.
What does a “healthy” space mean?
A healthy space has superior indoor air quality and is toxin and chemical free. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that people spend 90% of their time indoors, but that indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
A healthy space includes paints, finishes, furniture, rugs and carpeting that do not off gas, contain VOC’s or other chemicals known to affect children’s health.
A healthy space also includes products for cleaning, personal care and children that do not include ingredients such as phthalates, Parabens, BPA, etc.
Several small steps can be taken to ensure that the indoor environment is a safe and comfortable place for our children.
Why focus on children’s spaces?
Children breathe more air, drink more water, and eat more food than adults. And because on average children have far more years of life ahead than adults, they also have more time to develop chronic diseases that may be triggered by early exposure to environmental toxins.
What could be making my space “unhealthy”?
Each room in your home, childcare space or school has a different set of risks; paint type, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) emitted by carpeting and padding, radon, asbestos, mold, etc. When young children are in the home, parents need to be aware of products that contain phthalates, BPA, formaldehyde, lead, pesticides, etc; all have a potential link to childhood developmental disorders and illness.