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How to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals

  • Written by Brenda Lee M. Vanderloop, Public Relations and Communications
Many parents are missing one of their most important jobs — making sure their children are not exposed to toxic chemicals.

Lurking everywhere, whether a classroom, kitchen, bedroom, bath or toy box, can be chemical hotbeds that can make your kids sick.

Even if parents are in tune with what they’ve heard about dangerous plastics and the toxicity of perfumed air, many don’t know where to look for the most nasty and dangerous sources.

“Health-Wise and Chemical-Smart: How to Reduce Your Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals,” is geared toward parents, families and anyone who wants safer homes and products.

Held on three consecutive Mondays, beginning October 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the class is offered as part of the 21 Acres School curriculum in the Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living at 13701 NE 171st St., Woodinville.


Topics covered in the three sessions are:

• Session 1: Find out which toxic chemicals present in everyday products threaten the health of your family and how these chemicals are linked to cancer, infertility and learning disabilities.

• Session 2: The myth of safety: Why government agencies ignore the safety of our toys, furniture and other household products..

• Session 3: Find out how to bust the toxic chemicals that have invaded your homes and threaten the health of your family.

Enrollment in the 21 Acres School is required. Course fee is $80 or $70 for 21 Acres members.

Interested students may enroll and register one of three ways — 21acres.org/school; phone: (425) 481-1500; or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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