Imagine if you didn’t have to worry about BPA in your canned food or phthalates in your plastics. Imagine having the peace of mind that the pan you are cooking dinner in won’t release a toxic chemical linked to cancer, or that the fragrance you’re breathing in isn’t linked to birth defects.
I am so thankful to my sister-in-law Lisa – another strong woman advocating for healthy change – for telling me about the Safe Chemicals Act! It has the power to protect us and our families from toxic chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm like infertility and birth defects, hormone disruption, asthma, and other serious illnesses by requiring chemicals to be proven safe before they are allowed for use in products.
The catch? It won’t pass without your help. Ask your congressmen to support The Safe Chemicals Act (S.847). Simply input your zip code, and the system will automatically pull up your Senators, as well as a pre-written letter that you can modify (or not), and send with a click.
Like many of you, I do what I can to protect my family from toxins. Though we are all at different stages in our journey, my steps include eating organic, researching personal care products on the Skin Deep Safety Database, cleaning with vinegar, baking soda, and plant-based soaps, avoiding air fresheners, dusting and vacuuming regularly, and taking our shoes off at the door. But imagine if the government would stand up and stop companies from putting dangerous chemicals in their products to begin with!
Every person in America deserves that level of safety.
The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition represents more than 11 million individuals and includes parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health advocates, environmentalists and businesses from across the nation.
According to their website, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families represents 300 organizations and millions of Americans who are concerned about toxic chemicals.
“We are nurses, moms, learning disability advocates, small business owners, reproductive health advocates, cancer survivors and people with varied interests all coming together to protect families from toxic chemicals. Our coalition is working to repair our broken system and pass the Safe Chemicals Act.”
The coalition of diverse groups is united by their common concern about toxic chemicals in our homes, places of work, and products we use every day. Senator Frank Lautenberg, along with 21 Senate co-sponsors, has introduced the Safe Chemicals Act, a bill that would put common sense limits on toxic chemicals.