Environmental Hazards

Arsenic

Arsenic can sound like a frightening thing to be popping up in your child's apple juice. Should parents be concerned about recent findings of arsenic in food such as rice, chicken and apple juice?

Lead

Lead is a heavy metal that is naturally distributed in small amounts on the surface of the earth. Our body has no biological need for lead. However, lead acts like calcium in the body and is stored mostly in the bones.

Mold

Molds are a leading cause of poor indoor air quality in the homes of most residents in the U.S. Molds are small, microscopic organisms found both indoors and outdoors.

Pesticides

Pesticides are chemical compounds used to kill pests, including insects, rodents, worms, weeds, and fungi.