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.
I have been trying to reduce our chemical usage around the house and switch to a more greener lifestyle. I will not lie. It’s hard when you are use to certain products or doing things a certain way. Becoming a parent means I’m much more diligent about labels I read and I look online for information regarding chemicals and other unsafe substances that can be in my house. I just recently had to use Seventh Generation products to get rid of some bugs and I felt safe using the spray with the kids in the house and being pregnant the smell didn’t bother me.
Why Address Chemical Reform?
Did you know that more than 80,000 chemicals in the US have NEVER been tested for their effects on the evironment and health of people? Think about it. That’s scary stuff!
These toxins have also been linked to Alzheimer’s, birth defects, asthma, and Cancer.
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.
What Can You Do You 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.
Make sure that parents and the general public are aware that of the 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%.
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!
Join the #FightToxins Twitter Party on Thursday, April 10th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST 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.