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Jenna Elfman

Actor, Mother of Story

"I start with little things I can face easily. Right now I’m about to research what plastics to use (and not) for food storage. I just need twenty minutes on Google every so often. I also have organic food delivered and I switched to Seventh Generation cleaning products. (I’ve never liked the smell of cleaning products; but when I was pregnant, I really hated it.) I also use phthalate-free nail polish (that was pregnancy, too—one whiff of the regular stuff and I nearly passed out, plus it’s bad for you when you’re expecting). I’ve bought lots of organic products for the baby—crib mattress, fitted sheets, towels, sleeping gowns, clothes. I even stopped using deodorant and switched to The Rock. Seriously. See, there’s that gradient scale again. Suddenly it all made sense. I was willing to change. "

From HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD. Reprinted by arrangement with Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright (c) 2009 by Healthy Child Healthy World.
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