This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mom Bloggers Club for Seventh Generation. All opinions are 100% mine.
With baby number three due in just a few short months, I want to be able to provide her with the safest products out there. We have always been huge supporters of Seventh Generation in our household and I was delighted when I discovered that they began a petition that will force our congress to strengthen the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013. This act has not been updated since the seventies and the regulations are non excitement when it comes to making sure baby products are free of toxins. It is extremely important that we take a stand now and support this great cause, so that we can ensure a toxin free future for the people that matter most in our lives… our children!
Did You Know?
“The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976 and has never been updated. Some people might assume that the chemicals used to make products sold in the U.S., like toys and food containers, are regulated and tested for safety — but they are not. Over 80,000 chemicals are currently available for use in the market. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) grandfathered in 62,000 chemicals when enacted in 1976 and over 20,000 have since been added. The EPA has required very few of these to be tested for their impacts on human health and the environment. Now is the time to update the regulation on these chemicals.”
On April 30th, Seventh Generation met with congress and presented them with their petition that contained more than 120,000 signatures from others wanting to stand up for safer chemicals. This amazing accomplishment was met in just one month, so you can only imagine how many great things will be done with more time! The Toxin Freedom fighters, along with the president of Seventh Generation, Kristi Marsh (mother of three and breast cancer survivor) and David Levine (American Sustainable Business Council) met with Senator Kristen Gillibrand of New York. They made an impact and their presence did not go unnoticed, this was one huge step towards providing our families with safer chemicals. So the question is… how can you help? The answer is simple, continue to spread the word and make sure everyone you know is aware of the unsafe chemicals we are currently being exposed to.
“Congress has the power to hold companies responsible for the safety of the ingredients they use. Tell them it’s time to strengthen the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013, and protect our families from harmful chemicals with suspected links to cancer, birth defects, asthma and more.”