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Smart Mama's Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reduce Your Child's Toxic Chemical Exposure    by Jennifer Taggart order for
Smart Mama's Green Guide
by Jennifer Taggart
Order:  USA  Can
Center Street, 2009 (2009)
Softcover, e-Book
* * *   Reviewed by Deb Kincaid

Did you know that asbestos is not banned in the United States? I didn't. Here's a statistic for you: Children may inhale the equivalent of 102 packs of cigarettes by the age of five - if a parent smokes around them. Ready for another one? Home and garden pesticide use can increase leukemia risk in children by a factor of three to nine times, and 27 percent of all childhood cancers are leukemia. These are just some of the statistics the author of Smart Mama's Green Guide, Jennifer Taggart, gives us. What can parents do? Anything? Taggart reveals a bonanza of strategies and steps parents can implement to protect their children even before conception.

Taggart's writing style is warm and conversational, punctuated with bits of mom humor. Her calm certitude will keep readers from panicking as she relates substantive (and scary) research. And Taggart is never boring. She even makes physiology and toxicology enthralling - that's how good she is. Although Taggart practices as an environmental lawyer and green consultant for her day jobs, there's not a speck of legalese in Smart Mama's Green Guide. This book should be in everyone's home - not just parents and moms-to-be. We all live in a toxic world. Infants and children, though, are at increased risk. Taggart's book will inform and empower readers to protect their children for a healthy future. Highly recommended.

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