Healthy Child Healthy World

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Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. We educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish.

Healthy Child Healthy World exists because more than 125 million Americans, especially children, now face an historically unprecedented rise in chronic disease and illness such as cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, ADD / ADHD, and learning and developmental disabilities. Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to environmental hazards and household chemicals as causing and contributing to many of these diseases.

As a national leader for nearly two decades, Healthy Child Healthy World has become the nation's leading organization of its kind. We help millions of parents, educators, health professionals, and the general public take action to create healthy environments and embrace green, non-toxic steps.

Healthy Child Healthy World (formerly Children's Health & Environmental Coalition CHEC) was founded by James and Nancy Chuda in 1991 after their daughter Colette died from Wilm's tumor - a rare form of non-hereditary cancer. HCHW is a national, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization headquartered in Los Angeles. HCHW is governed by an outstanding volunteer Board of Directors and distinguished group of advisors and is strengthened by community and corporate partners. HCHW is playing a leadership role in one of the most important public health and environmental movements of the 21st century.

We offer several environmental education programs that focus on things you can do to live a healthier life and provide a safer and healthier environment for your family. Please visit to learn more about our programs.

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Environmental Health
Target Audience: 
Early Childhood
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Healthy Child Healthy World
12300 Wilshire Blvd Ste 320
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: 310.820.2030
Fax: 310.820.2070

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