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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Can You Take a Stand Against Chemicals?

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating.
You know how passionate I am about living a healthy, natural life and sharing my journey and tips with you. Today, I cannot wait to share with you some shocking statistics that will change the way you live your life. Then, I am going to give you ideas on how YOU can easily make a difference in everyone's lives!

Did you know???

  • More than 80,000 (shocking number!!!) chemicals available in the United States have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment. Of these 80,000 synthetic chemicals introduced into the market since the Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976, the EPA has required testing on less than 10%.
  • 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 1970’s without proper testing and without disclosure by the companies that produce them. 
Those are some scary statistics! They sure have a way of opening our eyes to some of the dangerous chemicals that are lurking in our bathrooms, kitchens and in the air we breathe in our homes.

No one wants their son getting asthma from breathing in these dangerous toxins. No one wants their daughter to have rashes on her skin because of harsh laundry detergents. No one wants to suffer with allergies for years because their immune system has been compromised from an overload of chemicals. Unfortunately, it happens to millions of people every day.

For additional information to learn more visit the Natural Resources Defense Council website.

So....What can you do to spread awareness and get involved?

You can 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. I have done it, and it is so easy my 5 year old son could do it. You just type in your name, state and that is it! Just click on the badge above to sign the petition.

Help Seventh Generation reach its 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!

1 comment:

  1. I do use Seventh Generation Products and I try to buy all natural without chemicals. I do not like the smell of chemicals and I know it is much safer in our home without them.
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