Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pediatricians Answer Questions To Help Moms Become "Green"

Pediatric experts spoke at a March of Dimes luncheon on June 10, 2008. The seminar, entitled "The Eco-Friendly Baby: Common Sense Guidelines for Mom," provided tips to help moms become smart and knowledgeable "green" consumers.

Alan Greene, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician and author of "Raising Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Guide To Pregnancy, Childbirth and Baby Care"; and Joel Forman, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics and Community and Preventive Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, answered frequently asked questions on how to be a more eco-friendly mom.

Some questions they discussed include:

  • Is organic food best for pregnant women?
  • Are some baby bottles safer than others?
  • Which are the safest health care products; laundry detergents, shampoos or soaps?
  • What is the best way to create a safe, eco-friendly nursery?
  • Do antibacterial wipes, soaps, and other products really fight germs?

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Source: PR Newswire