I’m happy to announce that I’ve teamed up with Seventh Generation to help spread awareness about the importance of chemical reform in the United States.
It is sad and scary to know that more than 80,000 chemicals available in the United States today have not been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and our environment. These chemicals can be found in everything from children’s toys to cleaning and personal care items, food and beverage containers, and more. I am certain you’ll be able to find numerous items in your home that contain these harmful chemicals.
I am educating myself to become more aware of the chemicals included in the products I use. Until recently, I didn’t realize that a large number of products that I thought were safe to use, really aren’t! It has become my goal to purchase as many eco-friendly, natural products as possible, products like those available from Seventh Generation.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all products were free of harmful chemicals? I certainly want what’s best for my family, and staying away from these toxins is what’s best. Unfortunately, It’s hard to avoid these chemicals because they are everywhere.
A chemical reform would help to insure that new and existing chemicals be assessed for safety. Safety standards for chemicals would be set to protect us all, and the Environmental Protection Agency would be authorized to protect the citizens from harmful chemicals.
Scientists have linked exposure to toxic chemicals to many health risks including Cancer, Alzheimers, learning disabilities, asthma, birth defects, and a variety of reproductive problems. I myself, have lost a number of family members to Cancer. I often wondered what exactly caused their disease. I know of so many people who have dealt with Cancer, and I wonder if some cases could have been prevented if they had been protected from toxic chemical exposure.
Would you like to help #FightToxins? Become a Toxin Freedom Fighter by signing Seventh Generations petition to urge Congress to reevaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976. Seventh Generations goal is to collect 100,000 Signatures by April 24th. I know they can reach their goal! Show your support by signing the petition today, and sharing it with your friends and family.