Today’s children are exposed to a more toxins than any generation in history. But there are ways to lighten their ‘chemical load’:
Good habit No.1: hand-washing
Teach children to wash their hands frequently, especially before eating, and explain why. Discourage them from putting dirty fingers in their mouths and noses.
Keep the bad stuff outside
Shoe-soles bring toxins and dirt from the outdoor urban environment onto the floors where children play, so swap your shoes indoors for socks, bare feet or slippers, and have a doormat that gets used and cleaned regularly.