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Avoiding mercury in pregnancy

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Avoiding mercury during pregnancy is in the best interests of mother and baby. For the fetus, mercury exposure (which can be ingested or absorbed via the mothers skin) can result in brain and nervous system damage and also impacts on … Continue reading

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Naphthalene linked to infant blood disorders and brain damage

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Recent research has confirmed that it is not safe to dress babies in clothes that have been stored in naphthalene, a key ingredient in mothballs. Naphthalene is not a banned ingredient in Australia but experts are now calling for any … Continue reading

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Additives banned for infants could be banned for all children

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Many additives considered safe by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) are also classed as ‘prohibited for use for infants’. In fact, according to the Chemical Maze, 84% of approved additives are not allowed to be used in foods for … Continue reading

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Safe cosmetics for use in pregnancy

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Some cosmetics are harmful chemicals applied directly to the skin. Pregnancy is a time when many women make substantial changes to their diet to support the healthy development of their baby, but many do not consider that some cosmetics are … Continue reading

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Avoiding MSG in Pregnancy

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Pregnancy cravings can be instant and while ‘gherkins and ice-cream’ were never on my list of desirable foods when I was pregnant, the urgent need to eat often had me circling a food court looking for healthy options. By the … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and DEA don’t wash

Posted on 13 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Toxic chemicals such as Diethanolamine (DEA) are best avoided by mothers-to be. Pregnant families who choose a healthy chemical-free lifestyle can provide a ‘best-possible’ environment in which a developing fetus can grow.

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