Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-AK)

Little Changes: A Discussion with Author Kristi Marsh on How to Avoid Chemicals in Your Daily Life, recorded 5/20/2012.

About the call:

Little Changes: A Discussion with Author Kristi Marsh on How to Avoid Chemicals in Your Daily Life, was recorded May 20th, 2012 and hosted by ACAT’s Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-AK).

Author Kristi MarshKristi Marsh beat cancer and now inspires others to live cleaner, greener lives. Diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer at age thirty-six, and with three young children at home, Kristi started on a quest to eliminate harmful chemicals from her life and environment. The more she learned and made changes the more she wanted to share that knowledge. She describes her journey and her philosophy in her first book Little Changes: Tales from a Reluctant Home Eco-Momics Pioneer. She says “by learning about the products we smother on our skin, foods we devour, and surroundings in which we immerse ourselves, we can find peace, joy, and pride in a healthier home.” Kristi is founder of Choose Wiser, an organization dedicated to educating people about the interaction between environmental toxins and their health, and empowering and encouraging them to raise the bar on the products they purchase and bring into their homes by becoming, savvy, aware consumers. Whether you are new to this journey or well on your way to avoiding contaminants, Kristi’s suggestions will inspire you to make little changes that can make a big difference. Little Changes Book

Kristi Marsh, founder of Choose Wiser, and author of Little Changes: Tales from a Reluctant Home Eco-Momics Pioneer, Lil Red Cardinal (January 21, 2012).

Resources:

Websites:

Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Database Skin Deep

Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Pesticides

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Women’s Voices for the Earth

Books:

Not Just a Pretty Face

Our Stolen Future

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