Surviving Back to School: Detoxify Your Dorm Room
Summer is winding down, and many parents and children are preparing to part ways as school resumes. Sending a child off to college is a time of mixed emotions for most parents as they struggle with the task of stepping back and allowing their sons and daughters to become independent people, while at the same time wishing they could be there every step of the way to protect and encourage them.
While many parents are secretly dreading the feeling of any empty nest, many are unaware of the poisons that are lurking in classrooms, apartments and dorm rooms.
Did you know that according to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than a million children are poisoned by common household chemicals and cleaning products each year? And, according to the Dept. of Preventative Medicine and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, children exposed to synthetic herbicides early in life are much more likely to develop asthma.
The use of weed killers, pest control products and other synthetic chemcial cleaners and santizers release toxic fumes into the air and leave long-term poisonous residues on the surfaces that your children will encounter every day.
Protect your child’s health by sending them to school with natural cleaners and pest repellents that won’t harm them or the environment.
EcoSMART, founded in 1992 by Steven Bessette, offers more than 20 safe, non-toxic, natural and 100% organic pest control/repellent products. Recommended by the EPA, EcoSMART products are listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI – www.omri.org) for safe use and are included on the list of safe, non-toxic products for schools under the School Environmental Protection Act (SEPA).
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If you’re interested in other ways to clean and prevent pests from invading your living space without poisioning your indoor air, family, pets and environment, check out these additional resources:
You might also consider signing these petitions against products that contribute to indoor air and water pollution:
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