Blueprint for Children - water safety a priority

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) produced the Blueprint for Children: How the Next President Can Build a Foundation for a Healthy Future to put forward a vision for what the new presidential administration can do to improve the lives of children. Because the health of our society depends upon the strength and well-being of children, this document outlines a comprehensive vision for how the federal government should be aligned to give children a solid foundation. While the realities of the political process will necessitate choices and prioritization, we believe that children deserve no less than a bold agenda for improving their lives. The Blueprint consists of a high-level policy ag

Bottled Water or Tap? Considerations for your Choice

The New York Times published a fun interactive quiz in late October, Bottled Water or Tap: How Much Does Your Choice Matter? It takes the reader through a series of questions, mostly to gauge knowledge, but also to show us the environmental impact of our personal habits. It’s the kind of activity most of us avoid because, by the end, we’ll inevitably feel guilty. Most health advocates promote drinking water over sugar sweetened beverages. Many urge tap water over bottled water. That’s the best way to benefit from the prevention provided by the fluoride that is added to community water systems serving about 75% of us. (Most bottled water does not contain the optimal level of fluoride to prote

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