Environmental Toxins at School

As students head back to the classroom many things can contribute to your childs ability to thrive at school. Everyone knows that schedule changes, diet and sleep can affect scholastic success but few consider environmental influences. Schools with fresh paint and new carpets may look like a dream come true for parents but can be a nightmare for a chemically sensitive child.

Chemicals in paint, fire retardants, pesticides, and carpeting frequently used in commercial buildings like schools can cause symptoms like mental fogginess, lack of focus and attention, headaches, nausea (tummy aches), itching, and decreased performance overall. If your child is having any of these symptoms detoxification may help. Please keep in mind that your child is growing and detoxification can use up necessary vitamins and minerals if not done properly.

Naturopathic doctors are trained to keep an eye on nutrition while helping little bodies flush out environmental toxins that interfere with your childs wellbeing. For more information call 916-351-9355.

Dr. Michele Raithel, ND