There are a lot of scary chemicals out there, but you're not sure how to avoid them.
This morning you read an article about yet another common chemical that can cause permanent damage to your child's body. It's stressing you out.
That's why when you're walking through the produce section, you check out the organic strawberries. But holy cow, they cost twice as much as the regular ones! Are they really worth it?
You know you need sunscreen to take to your child's daycare. You check out the back label on a dozen bottles, and they all have a bunch of funky-sounding words. You finally give up and just go with the one labeled for kids. It has to be safe, right?
Aren't you ready stop second-guessing yourself whether what you're buying to protect your family is actually harming them?
Make the best possible choices to protect your family without spending an arm and a leg. This course will teach you how.
- There's big money to be made in marketing "natural" or "chemical-free" products - are these companies being honest?
- There are more than 80,000 chemicals registered for use, and many of them have never been tested for safety by any regulatory agency.
- Regulatory bodies like the FDA, CDC, and EPA don't always base recommendations on the most recent science.
You deserve to not have to whip out your phone for a giant Google search every time you want to buy shampoo!
After this course, you'll:
-Know for sure if you're using medicines safely, even if you're pregnant or breastfeeding!
-Make food and food prep choices to keep your family safe
-Have actionable steps to remove chemical hazards throughout your home
-Develop what we nerds call "scientific literacy" - basically, the ability to spot BS about facts and stats on any subject
Module 1 - Introduction
Learn the basics of reading between the lines when you see someone on the interwebs talking about science.
Module 2 - Medicines & remedies
Learn chemical safety for medications and natural remedies, from over the counter drugs to essential oils. PLUS, special section on medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Module 3 - Health & beauty products
Whether it's for you or your kids, learn what personal hygiene products to get (and what to skip).
Module 4 - Food & Cooking
There's more ways to avoid toxic chemicals than just buying organic! Learn how to choose healthy foods, and the best ways to cook them to keep nutrients in while keeping hazards out.
Module 5 - Chemicals in the home
Whether indoors or outdoors, learn to remove common hazards from your living space. PLUS, learn about the products I use for safe cleaning!
BONUS! - Learn the science
Learn WHY are these chemicals so dangerous for kids and how to know if someone is lying to you with data.
This course is for you if:
- You try to be health conscious and chemical conscious, but want to learn more
- You're looking for safety info, but not from someone selling the latest "all natural" product
- You're tired of people who clearly don't know what they're talking about, but use their Insta stories to misinform their following
If any of these things below describe you, you probably should move along...
- You think all chemicals are bad - believe it or not, EVERYTHING is made of chemicals, including that "chemical-free" cleaner you just bought!
- Nothing's going to convince you that these chemicals have a real effect on us
- You think the CDC is out to get us all (sorry, I have too many friends on the front lines of science with the CDC)
What others say:
Great scientist, great mom! Thanks for getting out the word without fear! - Mimi, mother of 2
Great science based info from a highly educated author and awesome mom! - Brianna, mother of 2
Samantha has an excellent wealth of knowledge, and I appreciated the blend of science, psychology, and real talk. - Kait, mom of 1
Frequently asked questions:
My parents didn't worry about chemicals in our food and home and I'm fine.
Okay, so first of all, that's not a question. But, there are around 2000 new chemicals introduced into the United States each year. So if you're 35, that's 70 thousand new chemicals since you were born. You want to protect your kids from all that.
Are you just going to scare me with a bunch of dangers I can't control?
I never want to be fear-mongering. My purpose is to serve you - to tell you what you need to know to avoid chemical dangers. Every section of this course gives you actionable tips, from products you should steer clear of to how to remove existing dangers from your home.
Who are you to be writing this course?
Hi, I’m Dr. Samantha Radford.
I earned my PhD in Chemistry and Public Health in 2012 from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. From there, I became an Assistant Professor teaching Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology courses, focusing on the impact of chemicals on human health.
Because children are so vulnerable to toxic chemicals, much of my research was focused on maternal-child health. And now that I have four kids of my own, I'm personally vested in finding the best ways to protect my family. Let me share my knowledge with you!