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Common food additives and chemicals harmful to children

July 26, 2021

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Claire McCarthy, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Claire McCarthy, MD, is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In addition to being a senior faculty editor for Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. McCarthy … See Full Bio
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Beverly Drain
August 10, 2018

I am so glad to recieve the information about plastics and the dangers of , using it most people microwave everything i recently started using glass and stainless steel, i am now on a meat fast gradually going vegan, i feel better i have been slowly taking meat out of my diet, my family is also more vegetables fruits whole grains in the diet.

Agnieszka Smith
July 30, 2018

I have recently emailed a director of a kindergarten my daughter attends suggesting they switch from using plastic plates, straws, forks, spoons, knives etc to biodegradable alternatives. It would be wonderful if it was mandatory across all kindergartens in USA. Better for our children and better for our planet.

July 25, 2018

I buy less plastic: if the food is packed in plastic I think twice before buying. Thanks I have local farms around…

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