What Expectant Parents Affected By Hurricane Sandy Should Know
Expectant parents don't need another stuffed animal or a stack of onesies to add to the 3-foot mound of clothes they already have. They need a safe environment to bring their new baby home to – especially after the destruction Superstorm Sandy caused - so certified microbial investigator Robert Weitz created Healthy Baby, Healthy Home Inspections.
“Parents-to-be have always registered for the safest strollers, car seats and cribs, but the latest trend is requests for environmental testing packages to keep babies safe from toxic hazards in the home, especially in light of the post-Sandy mold epidemic" said Robert Weitz, founder of RTK Environmental Group. "We responded to this fast-growing demand and created Healthy Baby, Health Home Inspections to detect mold, lead, radon, asbestos and other, often hidden contaminants in the home," explained Weitz. Health issues caused by these toxins, especially to vulnerable newborns, include autism, ADHD, cancer and asthma.
“Because 80% of homes contain at least one environmental hazard, it is important for pregnant moms and new parents to make sure their home is safe to bring their new baby into," Weitz said. Packages are currently available in areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Older homes in our area are especially likely to have lead paint in them, and homes hit by Superstorm Sandy are more likely to contain mold.
Whether you are looking for a special baby shower gift or adding to your own baby registry, RTK offers an array of packages to suit your family’s individual needs. You can add a Healthy Baby, Healthy Home Inspection to your baby shower registry through www.MyRegistry.com, or visit http://shop.rtkenvironmental.com.