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
Before I became pregnant with my son over 6 years ago, I never thought about toxins or what kind of chemicals were in my household. One day when I was about 7 months pregnant, I was at work and had to clean up something. I grabbed the cleaning solution and a towel and started cleaning. After a few minutes, there was an overwhelming smell that I couldn’t even stomach anymore. I’m sure a lot of it had to do with being sensitive while pregnant, but it hit me then – I had to be more careful about what I brought into my house and what my children were exposed to.
My kids mean the world to me – they ARE my world. That’s why I became 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.
Did You Know?
More than 80,000 chemicals available in the United States have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment. 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. That is so hard to sink in for me. I can’t believe that in our country we allow that many toxins to be around our children – even ourselves!
Over 38 years ago, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed 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.
I’m just imagining if there were stricter laws on what was in our everyday household products, we all might be a little bit more healthier!
What YOU Can Do
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. Seventh Generation has a goal of collecting 100,000 Signatures by April 24th! As of this post, they are SO close – only about 4,000 signatures away!
For your family and mine, please sign the petition and share with your friends and family so we can make sure we live in a safer environment. Click on the button below to sign the petition.
About Seventh Generation
Thank you to Seventh Generation for raising awareness! We have long been a fan of their products. In fact, back in 2010 when I first started Sippy Cup Mom is when I used them for the first time. I love that they provide safe and healthy products for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people!
For 25 years, Seventh Generation has worked towards creating a healthy home by delivering plant derived products using bio-based ingredients.
Will you become a Toxin Freedom Fighter?