How safe are your children in your home? Are you exposing them to untested chemicals that may cause health risks?
Did you know that less than 10% of synthetic chemicals introduced to the market since 1976 when the Toxic Substance Control Act was passed have been tested by the EPA. Out of 85,000 chemicals, only 8,500 have been tested for the impact on health and the environment, does that make sense? Do you feel safe using the products in your home, around your children that haven’t even been tested?
This is a sponsored conversation for Seventh Generation, I received a promotional item to facilitate this post.
Stand Up for Safer Chemicals, Join the SVG Toxin Freedom Fighters
Seventh Generation, the leader in plant-based, all natural cleaning solutions is working on a reform to the TCSA that would require all the chemicals to be studied, evaluated, and tested. That would make them Toxin Freedom Fighters, right?!
They are calling concerned moms like you to join the SVG Toxin Freedom Fighters too and sign this petition to get Congress to review this matter.
Hopefully, we can encourage the decision-makers to take a look at this law and how it isn’t protecting the health of the general public.
What the Reform Must Do
- Require new and existing chemicals to be assessed for safety with deadlines that are mandatory and enforceable
- Establish safety standards for chemicals – to protect children and other vulnerable groups
- Ensure our right to know about the safety and use of chemicals
- Give the EPA the authority to protect the public from unsafe chemicals, including expedited action for the most dangerous, toxic chemicals
- Allow states to maintain laws which exceed federal protections to safeguard their citizens
Are concerned about the products being used in your home and at your kids’ schools? Do you know if the chemicals in your kitchen are safe to be used around your kids? How about the couch you sit on? Watch this quick video, it really made me question more than just my cleaning products!
If you are concerned about the chemicals in your home then I encourage you be a SVG Toxin freedom Fighter too and sign this online petition.
Seventh Generation will take the petition to Congress on April 30, 2014.
Feel free to share the link to the petition and this post to other concerned moms you know. If we take the right steps now, our children and their children will be safer in the years to come with a cleaner, more toxin-free life.
BTW, if you haven’t checked out the power of natural cleaning products, check out my Seventh Generation Natural Dish Detergent review when I put it to the test with baked on manicotti. Do you know if the dish detergent you are using is leaving chemicals on your dishes? With Seventh Generation, dishes come out 100% clean with 0% toxic chemicals.
They also promote all natural cleaning products including kitchen cleaners, dish liquid, dishwasher detergent pacs, laundry detergent, fabric softener, disinfecting wipes, bathroom cleaners, all purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, and more.