Connecting the dots...
Leading international scientists have identified a link between toxins in our environment and the neurodevelopmental epidemic that can negatively impact the trajectory of life for our children.
It’s a difficult pill to swallow, but our children face unprecedented levels of exposure to toxins that have put their future in jeopardy.
We know this reality can feel overwhelming and paralyzing - that’s why we’ve come together as a community.
Here's what we know.…
There are more toxins in our homes, water and food than ever before
These toxins are present in our children in growing concentrations, causing neurodevelopmental conditions at an alarming rate
We can come together to create the solutions that protect our children
Every year more research
comes out linking environmental toxins and our children's neurological development.
Here are some startling stats:
In the last 20 years, the incidence of Autism has increased from 1 in 10000 children to 1/52
ADHD conservatively impacts more than 5% of all children
Anxiety is the fastest growing neurodevelopmental condition in the world
Every second 310 Kg of toxic chemicals are released into our air, land, and water by industrial facilities around the world. This amounts to approximately 10 million tons (over 21 billion pounds) of toxic chemicals released into our environment by industries each year
More than 100 active toxins can be found in the cord blood of newborns
Check out this video by Sarah Morgan, MSc (Functional Nutrition) that breaks down the stats even further:
Overweight or Obese
1 in 3 children
1 in < 3 children (ON, Canada)
1 in 9 children
1 in 10 children
1 in < 13 children
1 in 20 children
1 in 36 (boys)
1 in 54 children
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020; Childhood Obesity Foundation, 2019; AllerGen 2017; Learning Disability Association of Ontario, 2017
It’s not enough to know the stats. What really hit home for us is this important question:
What happens to our future population when our children grow to be adults who are developmentally, socially, and behaviorally challenged due to the body burden from toxins in our environment and food supply??
In other words: who will take care of our children when they’re grown?
Check out following short video by Dr. Bruce Lanphear
‘Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain’
Feeling overwhelmed? We get it.
That’s why we created the Global Alliance for Our Children’s Future.
Because children are resilient and their bodies have the capacity to heal.
In fact, we’ve seen this transformation over and over in our community.
Become an Ally today. Together we can build and share community-oriented resources, policy altering processes, root-cause methodologies, and natural healing traditions that have the power to change the trajectory of Our Children’s Future.
“Personal care products like shampoo and lotion, and even laundry detergent contain specific toxins called petrochemical solvents. Petrochemicals are fat-soluble, which means they dissolve in fat. And guess what — our brains are at least 60% fat! You can see why petrochemicals are an especially dangerous neurotoxin. Neurotoxins cause inflammation in the brain. There is a link between neurotoxins, inflammation in the brain, and neurological disorders in children. The Child Neurology Foundation also includes alcohol, lead, mercury, tobacco and food additives in the list of toxins that can damage a child’s brain.”
We’re uncovering the solutions behind the symptoms of:
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD and ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Constipation and Diarrhea
Diabetes and Obesity
Ear, Nose and Throat Infections
Emotional, Behavioral and Mood Symptoms
Failure to Thrive
Hormonal and Metabolic Imbalances
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oral and Dental Health
Sensory Processing Disorder
Speech and Language Issues
Urinary Tract Infection