How are the kids…before they’re kids?

Diego here. This week on FrogTV, Triball takes a look. He explores some very serious threats and finds that in today’s world, kids face significant health risks before they even enter the world. Really!

This is a difficult subject, and the webisode this week, “Baby’s First,” is the first of four that will explore the topic of child development in different ways.

“Baby’s First” starts in the present and goes back in time, documenting pivotal life moments. You might expect a kid’s first bike would be a part of the story, but what about polybrominated dibenzodioxins or organochlorine pesticides? Watch and share.

To learn more, watch one of the most disturbing presentations you’ll ever see, “10 Americans,” by Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group (EWG). He discusses research findings from a study that examined the cord blood of newborns. You’ll be shocked to learn that 287 chemicals were detected. An executive summary can be found on the EWG site.

Do you know where your tadpoles swim?


What to do, oh what to do? Sure, the problems can seem so big that it feels like there’s nothing we can do. But if a little three-eyed frog can stand up to make a difference, then so can you. Go here to find some simple things you can do to spread the word.