Chemicals are everywhere, and I am not a fan. The Toxic Substances Control Act was passed way back in 1976 to help control and test for toxins, but guess how much progress has been made since then? Not a whole lot, unfortunately.
The Act hasn’t been updated, and even though there have been more than 80,000 toxins introduced since 1976, the EPA has only required testing on less than 10% of those.
Scary, isn’t it?
Studies have been done that link exposure to toxic chemicals to a lot of health risks: Cancer, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, asthma, birth defects, and even some reproductive problems.
It’s time to address chemical reform – you can help, it’ll only take a minute or two!
Join me as I become one of Seventh Generation’s Freedom Fighters by signing Seventh Generation’s petition to urge Congress to reevaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976.
You can become a Toxin Freedom Fighter today when you click on the badge to sign the petition:
Seventh Generation would like to collect 100,000 signatures by April 24, 2014 to present to Congress on April 30, 2014. Our signatures will help strengthen the movement behind chemical reform and encourage law makers to change necessary laws.
I try to reduce my family’s exposure to dangerous chemicals and toxins by reading labels to make sure I’m choosing green household cleaners. I’ve also been buying more local and organic produce, and reducing plastics usage significantly.
After being blessed with Princess Nagger as a Miracle Baby, no way do I want to jeopardize her existence with chemical influence. Little Dude had enough chemical influence at the beginning of his life before coming to us, so keeping chemicals out of his orbit is very important to me as well.
About Seventh Generation
“We believe our products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home–and for the community and environment outside of it. A s a pioneer in corporate responsibility, we want our products to make a difference–from their development through to their production, purchase, use, and disposal.
We are always evaluating how to reduce their environmental impact, increase performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain. We believe it is our responsibility to set a course for a more mindful way of doing business, where companies act as partners with other stakeholders to create a brighter future for the whole planet.”
I signed the petition – there are just under 20,000 signatures to go, so let’s do it!
Do you try to keep your household chemical-free?
Note: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. As usual, all opinions are my own and not influenced by outside sources. See my disclosure policy here.