My 5: Dr. Philip Landrigan, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Blue Planet Green Living (BPGL) asked Dr. Phil Landrigan, noted researcher and pediatrician, a question we ask all our interviewees. Here is his response.
BPGL: What are the five most important things that we can do to save the planet?
- I would say it really comes down to taking deliberate, conscious steps to protect children from toxic environmental exposures in early life. For example, never sand down old paint during pregnancy because of the risk of lead.
- Minimize use of pesticides or eliminate it.
- Stay away from plastics, go to glass bottles and stainless steel containers.
- Get plenty of exercise.
- Stay happy.
Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc
Professor and Chairman, Department of Community & Preventive Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Children’s Environmental Health Center
Mount Sinai School of Mediciine
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