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How to Live Greenly

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10 tips to green your family now

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Environmental Health & children at home

10 Tips to Green your family now 

Protect the Planet while doing your Pesach prep: Click here for ideas and resources on greening your Pesach!

The Bayit and Our Greener Lives

 
On a snowy Sunday, our Bayit Green Committee presented a forum about protecting our children (and adults as well) from common toxic substances and products typically found in our homes.  Dr. Mana Mann from Mt. Sinai Hospital informed us about potential serious health harm posed by many plastics, personal care products, cleaning formulas, and yard care methods.  We also learned about how to make changes within our homes and to select purchases wisely in order to create a healthier environment.  In addition, we found out about resources for further information and action opportunities.
 
In order to share this important information that can have a positive impact on our congregation's health and safety, we are pleased to present four compilations of materials that summarize what we learned.  Please give us your feedback about this material.  After shul on Shabbat mornings, Alisa Eilenberg will be available to discuss how you might like to put changes into place in your own homes if you are inspired to do so, or you can reach Alisa at 718-796-2318 and Ann Rauch at annsrauch@gmail.com.
 
 

Caring for the environment is also about protecting the health of children. The Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) is dedicated to educating parents, caregivers, and community members so they may make more informed decisions that protect the health and development of their children. These fact sheets provide information about ways we can take better care of our planet and our children's health.

Fact Sheets

Infographics

Artificial Turf

Asbestos

Bisphenol A (BPA) and Phthalates

Climate Change

Formaldehyde

Flame Retardant Chemicals

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Lead Exposure

Simple Steps to a Healthier Home Environment

 
PART 1 - PLASTICS
 
To read the first installation of "Bayit Bytes for Your Health and The Earth" - Plastics, please click here
 
Additional Resources
 
 
 
PART 2 - PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
 
To read the second installation of "Bayit Bytes for Your Health and The Earth" - Personal Care Products, please click here. 
 
Additional Resources
 
 
 
PART 3 - CLEANING PRODUCTS
 
To read the third installation of "Bayit Bytes for Your Health and The Earth" - Cleaning Products, please click here.
 
Additional Resources
 
 
 
PART 4 - YARD CARE
 
To read the fourth installation of "Bayit Bytes for Your Health and The Earth" - Yard Care for Life, please click here.
 
Additional Resources
 
 
 
PART 5 - Food
 
To read the fifth and final installation of "Bayit Bytes for Your Health and The Earth" - Food, please clichere.
 
Additional Resources
Sat, August 18 2018 7 Elul 5778