It is tragic. Quite impossible to live in today’s world without being affected, be it directly or indirectly, by harmful chemicals. Knowing that even our oceans are polluted, directly evidenced by the toxins found in fish and whales, what hope do we have for “clean” earth? Is our earth salvageable? Honestly…I don’t believe that it is. What we are witnessing with our oceans, land and air is a reflection of dangerous attitude that dominates the majority of global community…carelessness.
Did it start with companies motivated to sell beautiful, colorful edible products? Did it start with consumers’ demand for efficient, immediately effective, visually appealing products? Possibly a combination of the two sparked the culture of unnatural chemicals and chemicalized drugs?
No matter the reason why we find ourselves defending against an onslaught of unnatural consumables and products, there is no question our children are suffering the consequences of a profound lack of foresight.
“Our children live in a world that is vastly different from years ago. More than 80,000 chemicals, most of which did not exist fifty years ago, are registered for use in commerce in the United States, and approximately 700 new ones are introduced every year. These chemicals are used in everyday items such as food, shampoo, toys, furniture, electronics, household cleaners, and lawn care products, to name just a few. The effects of most of these chemicals on human health are unknown. Of these high-volume chemicals, only 43% have been tested for potential human toxicity, and only 7% have been studied for their possible effects on child development. Even fewer have been tested for their health effects when they interact with one another. What is this doing to our kids? For the most part, we don’t really know. It’s largely an unregulated experiment—and our children are the canaries in the coalmine.” – Nordic Naturals
Carelessness can be a toxic attitude. Too many manufacturers today demonstrate this carelessness by poor manufacturing practices and using ill-researched synthetics. we can demonstrate this carelessness by blind trust.
Separating fact from fiction and clarifying right from wrong is a responsibility we as adults and parents need assume for ourselves. However, in the information age, this can be a daunting experience!
Amid the dark reality of toxic consequences, there are people, companies and organizations who do care and make an effort to protect. Thankfully, organizations like Healthy Child Healthy World can be an assistance to us.
Healthy Child Healthy World began in 1992 after five-year-old Colette Chuda died of a rare form of non-hereditary cancer linked to environmental factors. Playing a leadership role in one of the most important public health and environmental movements of the 21st century, Healthy Child Healthy World today ignites the movement that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals. Healthy Child Healthy World is a national, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
Nordic Naturals is Healthy Child’s 2012 cause partnership and has launched a Back-to-School promotion to donate one dollar from select kid-friendly essentials to this awesome organization. Nordic Naturals is one of those rare companies that allows us an honest look at their social responsible manufacturing practices through transparency. Through sustainable fishing practices, their multi-patented processes gives us non-toxic Omega oils that surpass European standards and is easily considered the best fish oil in the world!
One dollar of every bottle sold will donated to Healthy Child. The promotion ends October 31st.
- Nordic Berries™ – chewy, sweet-and-sour multivitamins provide 100% of the daily value of the most essential nutrients
- Nordic Omega-3 Gummies™ – easy-to-chew, omega-3 tangerine treats for ages 2+
- Children’s DHA™ – chewable, strawberry-flavored omega-3s support brain and visual function for ages 3+
- Baby’s DHA – omega-3s for babies 5-35 lbs. with a measured dropper for easy addition to formula or food
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