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Poster: Childrens Environmental Health Issues

Poster: Childrens Environmental Health Issues

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Published by: Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club on Jul 18, 2010
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Don’t Get Burned 
Enjoy the sun safely. Protect your childfrom excessive sun exposure with hatsand cover-ups. Use sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) once your child is 6 monthsold. Avoid tanning and tanning salons/booths.
Have a Healthy Home 
 Avoid using pesticides inyour home, on your lawn or  garden, or on pets. Prevent insect problems by eliminating standing water, a breeding  ground for insects.
Healthy Pets 
Keep your child’s “best friend”free of chemicals. Chooseless-toxic alternatives to fleacollars or sprays on your pets.
Turn it Down 
Loud music can harm your hearing. Turn the volumedown on your headphonesand give your ears a rest.
 Play Safe!
Fish is good for children, but...
...some fish are higher in mercury. Children lessthan 15 yrs of age should not eat any fish highin mercury – such as swordfish, tilefish, shark,mackerel (king) or canned albacore “solid white”tuna. Try pollock or canned chunk-light tuna. Always follow local and state advisoriesfor fish consumption.
Play Safe 
Encourage your child to exerciseand play outside regularly. Wear a helmet for biking, skating or skate boarding.
Play Safe 
Choose play areas not made with pressure-treated wood which can contain toxic chemicals. If childrenplay on wood decks or playground equipment made with CCA-treated wood (chromated copper arsenate), wash their hands well afterward. Ask your doctor how to tell if wood has been pressure-treated.
Work and Play 
 Avoid exposure to toxic chemicals at workor during hobbies (painting, model building,auto repair). Use nontoxic, water-basedproducts. When toxic chemicals or solvents areused, avoid skin contact and ventilate well.Remove shoes and workplace clothing beforeentering house and make sure to launder  work clothes separately.
Breathe Easy 
Limit your child's outdoor activities when the air quality is poor. Checkyour local TV, radio, or newspaper for local air quality reports.
Thanks to 
the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, the CaliforniaWellness Foundation, and Spirit Mountain Community Fund for their support of this project.Brought to you by the Physicians for Social Responsibility.For more information, call 202.667.4260 or check out our website at www.psr.org.
©2008 Physicians for Social Responsibility. Illustration: Stephen Burdick Design
 
Cuando calienta el sol...
...disfrútelo con cuidado. Cubra a su niño consombreros y ropa para que no se expongademasiado al sol. Una vez que su niño cumpla 6meses de edad, póngale loción protectora (conun
SPF 
de 15 o más). No se broncee al sol ni enun salón de bronceado.
Tenga un hogar saludable 
No use pesticidas en su hogar nisu jardín y no se los ponga a susanimales. Para evitar problemascon los insectos, deshágase delagua estancada, porque allíes donde se reproducen.
Animales sanos 
No le ponga sustanciasquímicas al “mejor amigo”de su hijo. En vez de ponerlesaerosoles o collares contrapulgas a sus animales, escojaopciones menos tóxicas.
Bájele al volumen 
La música fuerte puededañar la audición. Baje elvolumen de sus audífonos ydeje que sus oídos descansen.
¡Juegue a loseguro!
El pescado es bueno para los niños, pero...
... algunos tipos de pescado contienen más mercurio. Los niñosmenores de 15 años no deben comer ningún tipo de pescado altoen mercurio, como pez espada, lofolátilo, tiburón, sierra o albacoraenlatada
(albacore “solid white” tuna,
en inglés). Es mejor quecoman gado o el atún enlatado conocido como
“chunk light tuna.” 
Siempre siga los avisos locales y estatales sobreel consumo de pescado.
 Juegue a lo seguro 
 Anime a su niño a que haga ejercicioy juegue al aire libre con regularidad.Debe usar un casco para andar enbicicleta, patines o monopatín.
 Juegue a lo seguro 
Escoja lugares para jugar que no estén hechos con madera tratada apresión, que puede contener sustancias químicas tóxicas. Si los niños juegan en plataformas o equipo de madera tratada con arseniato decobre cromado (
CCA,
por la sigla de su nombre en inglés), lávelesbien las manos después de que jueguen. Pregúntele a su médico cómopuede notar si la madera ha sido tratada a presión.
El trabajo y los pasatiempos 
No se exponga a sustancias tóxicas en eltrabajo o los pasatiempos (pintar, construir modelos, componer carros). Use productossolubles en agua, que no sean tóxicos. Cuandouse solventes o sustancias tóxicas, no deje quele toquen la piel y use buena ventilación.Quítese los zapatos y la ropa de trabajo antesde entrar a la casa y siempre lave la ropa detrabajo por separado.
Vigile el aire 
Limite las actividades que su niño haga alaire libre cuando la calidad del aire sea mala.Busque los pronósticos de la calidad del aireen un periódico de su zona o en programaslocales de radio o televisión.
Agradecemos 
a
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment 
,
California Wellness Foundation 
y
Spirit Mountain Community Fund 
 
por apoyar este proyecto.Elaborado por las sucursales de
Physicians for Social Responsibility 
.Para mayor información, llame 202.667.4260 o visite el sitio web: www.psr.org.
©2008 Physicians for Social Responsibility. Ilustración: Stephen Burdick Design
 
Go digital 
Keep mercury out of your home and the garbage.Exchange your mercurythermometer for digital.
Have aHealthy Home!
Leave it at the door 
Take off your shoes at the door, or wipethem thoroughly. Your shoes can trackpesticides and toxic chemicalsinside the house.
Feast on fruits and vegetables 
Serve your child 5–6 portions a dayof fruits and vegetables as part of ahealthy diet. Washing and peeling fruits and vegetables can removesome pesticides.
Get mad at mold 
Water damage can encourage mold growth and may cause respiratoryproblems in children. To avoid mold growth, fix water leaks, and dryout the area. Remove andreplace soaked carpets.
Don’t use lice shampoo containing lindane 
 Ask your doctor about safer alternatives.
Have a healthy home 
Keep your house well-ventilated,free of dust and tobacco smoke.
Breastfeeding is best...
...for baby and mom. When possible,breastfeed. If you work outside thehome, ask about ways to pump andstore breast milk.
What’s under the sink? 
Not household chemicals or cleaning products! Choose nontoxic cleaning products and be sure to store allchemicals and cleaning products out of the reach of young children. Avoidproducts with ammonia and chlorine,and never use the two together.
No smoking 
Help your child avoid tobacco smoke. It islinked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome(SIDS) and is dangerous for infants’fragilelungs. Ask family members to smokeoutside, away from doors and windows.Better yet, this is an excellent time to quit.
Have a healthy home 
Keep pests out by sealing cracks around doors, windowsills, and baseboards.
Turn it down 
Loud music can harm your hearing. Turn the volumedown on your headphonesand give your ears a rest.
Have a healthy home 
Choose safer alternativesfor cleaning and homerenovation, such as water-based glues or paints, andcitrus-based solvents.
Get active! 
Encourage your child to exerciseand limit TV and computer time.Clean up foodcrumbs and spillsand put away allfood that willattract unwantedinsects or animals.
Protect your child from lead 
Lead is a toxin that can endanger your child. It can leach from water pipes, exist as dust in the air, and in paint of homesbuilt before 1978. If lead in the water isa problem in your area, or if you havelead water pipes in your home, run coldtap water before using it.If you have lead paint in your home,cover it with a fresh coat of paint, wallpaper, tile etc. Never allow it toflake or peel.To reduce exposure to lead dust, washyour child’s hands after playing, and wash floors, window sills and other surfaces regularly. Never sand or remove lead paint yourself.
Thanks to 
the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, the CaliforniaWellness Foundation, and Spirit Mountain Community Fund for their support of this project.Brought to you by the Physicians for Social Responsibility.For more information, call 202.667.4260 or check out our website at www.psr.org.
©2008 Physicians for Social Responsibility. Illustration: Stephen Burdick Design

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