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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Healthy Medicine #117: Healthier Schools and Playgrounds

Dr Zieve discusses how to be aware of and eliminate toxic factors in our home and school environments with Patti Wood, founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Grassroots Environmental Education.

Patricia Wood is a visiting scholar at Adelphi University, where she lectures on environmental exposures and related health issues in the School of Nursing. She also works with the Environmental Health Division of the New York State Department of Health, producing public information materials, and was recently appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Sustainability and Green Procurement. Ms. Wood is the co-producer of the documentary film “Our Children at Risk,” which explores the latest scientific research linking environmental toxins to children's health problems, and the author of “The ChildSafe Guidelines” and “The ChildSafe School,” which promote and provide a framework for a comprehensive approach to reducing environmental toxins in schools, as well as "Helping to Heal," a book for parents of children with life-threatening illnesses. Read more at grassrootsinfo.org.

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