What you can do: Replace talk about weight loss and dieting with healthy food choices, opportunities for exercise, and plenty of emotional support.
What you can do: Let school-age kids use cell phones only for emergency calls. Teens and young adults under 20 should favor texting over talking. And go retro: Lose the cordless phone, bring back the corded kind.
What you can do: Have your tap water tested for lead. Never smoke while pregnant or around children.
What you can do: Shop for cosmetics with natural ingredients, and stay away from anything that lists “fragrance” or “parfum” as an ingredient.
What you can do: Run a fan in your sleeping baby’s room, and remember, babies should sleep on their backs.
What you can do: Don’t get worked up over this study—instead, take sensible precautions that protect your children’s health.
What you can do: Make sure your children are getting at least 400 IU of vitamin D a day; breastfed babies and kids not getting enough should receive vitamin D supplements.
What you can do: Protect your child with an MMR vaccine; space out vaccinations if you worry about side effects.
What you can do: Keep toys made of PVC, vinyl, or unmarked plastic off your shopping list.
What you can do: If you have a child diagnosed with ADHD, you and your spouse need to learn how to cope with the condition, too.