Keeping your family's water safe

Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, shares advice for parents on the important things to know regarding the safety of your home's drinking and bathing water
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Keeping your family's water safe

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When thinking about the safety of your drinking and bathing water, it is important to also know where your water is coming from and it is actually quite easy to look up for your local municipality because they often do tests. And so, the first step, I would say, is to understand how safe the water where you live is. More specifically, in your home for your drinking water, if you use a water filter for your drinking water, that is really beneficial. And there are different kinds of filters. The most common is probably the carbon filter, and those are not very expensive. And they are the pitcher type that you see in many different places. If you are interested and want to be able to filter even more from your water, you can go to a reverse osmosis system, which can be more expensive. But it will actually just take out more of the different organisms and metals and contaminants. But often the carbon filters really do a great job. In terms of bathing, I think this is an area that many people don´t think about because we often are really just thinking about the drinking water. But our skin is our largest organ and so much is absorbed through our skin. So if you are able to switch out the shower head and the faucets in your bath, in your showers to also filtered systems, then that can also be another step that you can create healthier water to surround your family with.

Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, shares advice for parents on the important things to know regarding the safety of your home's drinking and bathing water

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Gigi Lee Chang

Former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World

Gigi Lee Chang is the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, a national non-profit organization which empowers parents to protect their children from harmful chemicals. She is a frequent speaker on various topics, including children’s health, food and nutrition, as well as socially conscious/sustainable business practices and entrepreneurship and was awarded “Brand Innovator 2008” and “2010” by Brand Packaging. In addition, Gigi has been featured in over 250 national and regional media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, MORE magazine, Yogi Times, KIWI Magazine, Cookie, Parenting, OK! Weekly, Celebrity Baby Blog, TODAY Show, Newsweek and Time Out New York Kids. Gigi is also the Founder of Plum Organics and on the advisory boards of Environmental Media Association (EMA), Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM), International Baby Planners Association (IBPA) as well as Friends of Baby Buggy.

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