Celebrity Parents CHEC Blog: Making a healthier world for children By Staff Author Published on October 20, 2006 11:38 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Did youknow that most crib mattresses are composed of many harmful petroleum-basedchemicals? Or that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) specificallyrecommends that we take our shoes off at the door so as to reduce our exposureto lead, dust, pesticides, and other pollutants? More truths andtips like these can be read on the CHEC Blog, a new blog by the Children’sHealth Environmental Coalition (CHEC) aimed at providing tips to parents andfamilies with easy, practical and engaging ways to create a healthier lifestyleand to keep children safe from harmful environmentalexposures. Filled with practical and trouble-free steps,exceptional products, news articles, and solutions to reduce harmful chemicalexposures, the CHEC Blog is written by well-known celebrity, scientific, andpremier authors such as Erin Brockovich-Ellis, Dr. Harvey Karp, WilliamMcDonough, Olivia Newton John, Amy Brenneman, Laura Dern and MerylStreep. The first campaign on the CHEC Blog is 90 Tips for 90Days and is filled with great information that highlights all the simple,everyday actions we can take to foster health and wellbeing. The Children’s Health Environmental Coalition is thenation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children’senvironmental health. For over 15 years, CHEC’s mission has been to educateparents, and all those concerned with the welfare of children, about preventablehealth and development problems caused by exposures to toxic substances inhomes, schools and communities. CHEC conducts reviews of extensive researchconcerning the links between children’s health and environmental toxins,educates the public about these risks, and advocates for government action toprotect children’s health at the local, state, and national levels. For more information, visit www.checnet.org and www.BlueButterfly.org.