13 Min.

How to Protect Your Kids From Toxic Chemicals

Aly Cohen

“On average we use 47 products in a day.”

Dr. Aly Cohen is a board certified rheumatologist and integrative medicine specialist, as well as an environmental health expert. She has collaborated with the Environmental Working Group, Cancer Schmancer, and other disease prevention organizations, and is co-editor of the textbook, “Integrative Environmental Medicine”, part of the Oxford University Press, Weil Integrative Medicine Library. In 2015, she created TheSmartHuman.com to share environmental health and prevention information with the public.

She lectures nationally on ‘environmental health’ topics for elementary/high schools, colleges/universities, medical schools, and physician training programs, and she is a regular expert guest for television, print, and podcasts. Dr. Cohen is working to educate and empower the ‘next generation’ to make safer, smarter lifestyle choices through the creation of environmental health and prevention curriculum for schools nationally. Her consumer book, “Non-Toxic: Living Healthy in a Chemical World”, will be released in 2020. You can follow her health tips and recommendations on Facebook: The Smart Human, Twitter and Instagram: @thesmarthuman and read her blog and posts at TheSmartHuman.com. Dr. Aly Cohen is a board certified rheumatologist and integrative medicine specialist, as well as an environmental health expert.

She has collaborated with the Environmental Working Group, and has written the textbook, “Integrative Environmental Medicine” for the Weil/Oxford University Press series. In 2015, she created TheSmartHuman.com to share environmental health and prevention information with the public. She lectures nationally on ‘environmental health’ topics and is a regular expert guest for television, print, and podcasts. Dr Cohen is working to educate and empower the ‘next generation’ to make safer, smarter lifestyle choices through environmental health and prevention curriculum. Her consumer book, “Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in A Chemical World”, will be released in 2020.

You can follow her health tips and recommendations on Facebook: The Smart Human, Twitter and Instagram: @thesmarthuman and read her blog and posts at TheSmartHuman.com! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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