Friday, August 10, 2012

Vinegar Fridays -- Protecting our little ones from toxins


We're surrounded by chemicals. As a matter of fact, the U.S. currently has over 80,000 chemicals registered for commercial use. That's a whole heck of a lot more than were around back when I was a child in the '50s and '60s. Approximately 700 new chemicals are introduced in the States every year, and most of them have not been studied for their possible effects of child development. Doesn't that frighten you? It terrifies me. These are chemicals in common household products like
  • toys
  • furniture
  • shampoo
  • food
  • electronics
  • cleaners
  • laundry products
  • lawn care products 
  • and so many more!
My concern for the welfare of your children is one of the reasons I started this feature on my blog, which eventually led to the book, Vinegar Fridays.

Common household distilled white vinegar can be used to replace nearly every cleaner in your home, and apple cider vinegar can be used for a variety of beauty and health-related things. Vinegar is just that amazing. 

Of course, Green Grandma isn't the only one concerned! Healthy Child Healthy World is celebrating its 20th anniversary and plays a leadership role in one of the most important public health and environmental movements of the 21st century. HCHW is focused on empowering parents to protect children from harmful chemicals. 

Following the death of five-year-old Colette Chuda in 1992, HCHW formed to help prevent other children like Colette from dying from cancers linked to environmental factors. HCHW is a national, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Please visit their website for more information about the work they are doing to keep your children safe from toxins.

This month, through October, Healthy Child Healthy World is teaming up with Nordic Naturals® to convey an important message to families worldwide that it is essential that we protect our children from harmful contaminants by creating healthy environments where they can grow, thrive and flourish. After all, isn't that what we all want for our kids?

Nordic Naturals® is donating a portion of proceeds from selected Nordic Naturals® children's products to HCHW during its Back-to-School promotion. To help raise awareness about this vital issue, Nordic Naturals® is donating $1 for every bottle sold of the following products:
  • Nordic Berries -- chewy, sweet-and-sour multivitamins provide 100% of the daily value of the most essential nutrients
  • Nordic Omega-3 Gummies -- easy-to-chew omega-3 tangerine treats for ages 2+
  • Children's DHA -- chewable, strawberry-flavored omega-3s support brain and visual function for ages 3+
  • Baby's DHA -- omega-3s for babies 5-35 lbs. with a measured dropper for easy addition to formula or food
Nordic Naturals® is based in Watsonville, CA and is committed to delivering the world's safest, most effective omega oils to help provide the essentials of an extraordinary life. With over 150 products being distributed to more than 35 countries, the company's formulations are all in line with leading standards for safety, efficacy and sustainability. For more information on the company and their products, visit their website.

You can also follow what's going on with these two care-about-your-kids' companies by following them on Facebook ( and and Twitter (@NordicNaturals and @Healthy_Child.

And, of course, you can follow Green Grandma and Vinegar Fridays on FB and Twitter as well. @TheGreenGrandma @VinegarFridays.

Keeping it green and healthy with vinegar and Nordic Naturals®,



  1. Way too many chemicals and not enough information on the importance of taking them out of our homes as much as possible.


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