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Moregreenmoms Interviews Alice Shabecoff

California-based Christine Gardner from moregreenmoms interviewed Alice Shabecoff, author of Poisoned for Profit, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers on September 30th, as seen in the video below.

Alice explains the circumstances that lead her and her husband, Philip, to write the book, and why California and Massachusetts are leading the nation in toxics education, child protection laws, and consumer awareness.

Did you know that climate change could have a particularly dangerous effect on unborn babies in the womb? Alice thinks there’s a strong connection between global warming and fetal development as well as children’s health.

She points out that the internet is the best place to start in terms of gathering information and resources for protecting our children – second, of course, to checking out her and Philip’s book! Watch the video below for more.

moregreenmoms Presents Alice Shabecoff, author of “Poisoned for Profit” from Polidoc on Vimeo.

Alice Shabecoff is the author of Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill – With new information on what we can do, available now.


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Happy Holidays from Chelsea Green Publishing!

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