Frog Blog

February 18, 2011

And equally as important, how are the kids … before they’re kids?

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.

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 here.

Triball sees the world with a new eye for action and change, and he invites you to do the same. Watch “Baby’s First,” and get ready for a trip down memory lane that we hope in the near future will be a thing of the past.