One of my daughter's friends asked her yesterday why I was so worried about chemicals. My daughter's answer was priceless, "Because lot's of them are bad for us, that's why." she said.
Our children are being bathed in an abundance of neurologically harmful heavy metals like mercury and lead as well as being immersed in a life full of unsafe consumer products. Today it is easy to see the alarming rise in illnesses linked to chemicals from childhood cancer, infertility, learning and developmental disabilities, birth defects, early puberty, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and certain types of cancer.
When Millennial babies are born, they already have over 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in their umbilical cord blood. Hard to believe but hard to ignore once you know what the fuss over chemical laws is all about.
Big Chemical Works Hard to Keep Safety Information from Consumers
These days, thanks to the efforts of organizations like Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, consumers have a much better idea of the fact that harmful, toxic chemicals are lurking in the products they purchase and use every single day. Although Big Chemical lobbyist work hard to keep this important safety information from consumers, the fact remains that there are 80,000 potentially harmful chemicals being used in consumer goods in the United States while only a handful of those chemicals have ever been tested by our government for safety.
Unfortunately, the majority of consumers still believe that the products that are on their store shelves are safe for them to use in their homes and around their children.
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As you can imagine, the chemical industry is spending unprecedented amounts of money lobbying Congress to block the Safe Chemicals Act, a bill that would increase the safety of chemicals used in our consumer products and would drastically reduce the amount of toxic chemicals we’re exposed to on a daily basis.
Today I am joining with consumers in a Healthy Families Day of Action across the country and asking my Congressional candidates to stand up for kids, NOT Big Chemical. And guess what? You can join us and make a difference in under 5 minutes!!!
Just head to Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and sign the petition telling your Congressional candidates that chemicals reform is needed now!
Thanks so much and I will keep you posted on future calls to action and how you can hep us create a healthier future for consumers and our planet.
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