Sometimes even the best of intentions have unforseen consequences Chronic illness has become the new normal for children. Yet much of what is being done to children- medications they receive like Tylenol and antibiotics, the bleach and Purell we use to santize, processed foods they eat in school cafeterias, in hospitals and their own homes, and even time they spend trapped in a classroom or doing homework instead of playing outdoors- all of that play a significant role in this growing epidemic.