Get Down to Earth: 7 Easy Ways to Go Green with Baby

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Start During Pregnancy

Know the issue: Umbilical cord blood contains about 200 chemicals and pollutants caused by common household items, says the Environmental Working Group

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Photo by: Think Stock
Start During Pregnancy

Know the issue: Umbilical cord blood contains about 200 chemicals and pollutants caused by common household items, says the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a not-for-profit environmental research organization.

Try this solution: Protect your developing baby with a quick switch in your nutrition habits. Consider eating organic fruits and veggies that are free of pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides. This simple change can lower your pesticide exposure up to 90 percent, according to Healthy Child Healthy World. Worried about the expense? "Think of it as an investment in your child's college fund," Gavigan says, noting that proper nutrition leads to better students.

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Overwhelmed by going green? Don't be, says Christopher Gavigan, CEO of the non-profit Healthy Child Healthy World and author of Healthy Child Healthy World. So, even if you try just one of these 7 tips, we'll still give you a gold-er, green?-star. -Marisa Bardach



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