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.
When my first son was born, he quickly developed eczema, which can be a sign of allergies. I immediately started going to dye-free detergents and chemical-free cleaners. Then I discovered Seventh Generation and was thrilled to find a product line that cleaned just as well without all of the toxins used in many cleaning items.
I’ve teamed up with Seventh Generation to help spread awareness about the importance of chemical reform in the United States. Seventh Generation has launched the Toxin Freedom Fighters Campaign to bring about legislative reform.
Why do we even need to address chemical reform?
More than 80,000 chemicals available in the United States have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment. I personally find that frightening. In fact, scientists have linked exposure to toxic chemicals to many health risks, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, asthma, birth defects and various reproductive problems
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976, and unlike other major environmental laws, has never been updated. As it currently stands, tens of thousands of potentially harmful chemicals continue to be used in the marketplace since the 1970s without proper testing and without disclosure by the companies that produce them. For additional information to learn more visit the Natural Resources Defense Council website
What can you do to spread awareness about chemical reform and get involved?
You can make a difference! Become a Toxin Freedom Fighter by signing Seventh Generation’s petition to urge Congress to reevaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976. Help Seventh Generation reach it goal of collecting 100,000 signatures by April 24th by signing the petition for chemical reform and urging your friends and family to do the same! (SIGN THE FIGHT TOXINS CAMPAIGN HERE)
Also, be sure to join the #FightToxins Twitter Party on Thursday, April 10 from 1-2pm Eastern to chat about tips and tricks for living a healthy, green lifestyle as well as the importance of using products with as few chemicals as possible. Be sure to tell your friends!
I’VE SIGNED THE FIGHT TOXIN PETITION. HAVE YOU?