Someone asked me today if pets were more susceptible to toxic chemicals than humans, and it got me thinking about the parallels between pets and young children.
- Pets and children who are still crawling are close to the ground and in direct contact with any surface on which they crawl or lie.
- Children and pets are curious and pick up almost anything they find, and often it goes right into their mouths.
- Young children and pets have faster metabolisms and respiratory rates than adult humans so whatever they breathe or absorb through their skin is processed through their systems at a faster rate than adults.
- As parents, we teach our children by example. So, if a child grows up in a “green” home, the chances are high that they too will live a green life. Habits start early!
So, if not for yourself, think of living green as part of your role as care giver and guardian.