Seventh Generation has created the Million Baby Crawl to help educate parents to use their voice in reforming the toxical chemical policies.
As I read more about the Enviromental Protection Agency’s policy on testing toxic chemicals used in household products, I found it scary to know that only 200 of over 80,000 chemicals are required to undergo safety testing.
By joining the Million Baby Crawl, you are helping stand up for your child and future children’s safety. The Toxic Chemical Reform Act will help make laws stricter in forcing more chemicals to be tested and gain more knowledge of what’s REALLY being put into the products we purchase in the store.
Did you know that…
Ø In the 33 years since Congress passed that nation’s chemical regulatory law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required testing on just 200 of the more than 80,000 chemical compounds developed for products used in the home.
Ø Under the current law, the EPA does not have the authority to demand the information it needs to evaluate a chemical’s risk, and neither manufacturers nor the EPA are required to prove a chemical’s safety as a condition of use.
Ø 1.25 million kids younger than six are unintentionally poisoned in the home each year by things like cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning substances, pain relievers and cough and cold medicines (American Association of Poison Control Centers)
Ø Studies show that nearly 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants have been found in the umbilical cord blood of newborns (Environmental Working Group).
Seventh Generation wants to get the word out on the Million Baby Crawl and have your “crawler” join! Aubrey is crawling so who will you have join? One For The Love of Baby! reader will have the chance to win a Healthy Home Kit.
Enter To Win
Visit the Million Baby Crawl. Come back and tell me one thing you learned
Additional Chances to Win
- Create a crawler and share on Twitter! (You will have the option once your crawler is created) Leave a comment with the link to yourTwitter Status sharing your crawler! -Five Additional Entries
- Tweet about this giveaway using the #mbcrawl hashtag so others can learn how to get rid of toxic chemicals in their households. Unlimited Entries-Once Daily
- Become a fan of MommyJenna on Facebook and leave me a note on the wall telling me why you want safe chemicals in your households!
Open to US Addresses Only. Contest will End November 9th, 2009 at 11:59PM CST. Winner will then have 48 hours from the time announced to claim prize.