I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating.
I will be up front and honest with you right from the start. All of my household cleaners are not natural and chemical-free. My husband and I were just talking this last week about our cleaners. We both liked the idea that when we ran out of multipurpose cleaner and floor cleaner, we’d like to try making out own. That way we can know exactly what we are putting on our counters and floors and more importantly in our children’s lungs as they breathe it in.
So, like many US households, we have natural and not so natural cleaners and we use both regularly. But, that being said, I learned this week that over 80,000 synthetic chemicals in the US have not been fully tested to be safe for our health and the environment. That’s a lot of chemicals! Honestly, that concerns me as a parent. This post is not a bash against any company or product, but rather an open dialogue to see if the chemicals we are using are safe. If you’d like you can learn more about these chemicals and this information visit the Natural Resources Defense Council website.
What You Can Do
If you are concerned about the synthetic chemicals that we regularly use in our homes and want Congress to reevaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act, for the first time since 1976, you can become a Toxin Freedom Fighter. The goal of this campaign is to collect 100,000 signatures, with the help of Seventh Generation, and deliver the signatures to Congress on April 24th, 2014. These signatures can open up the dialogue regarding chemical reform.
Would you like to become a Toxin Freedom Figher and sign the pledge?
#FightToxins Twitter Party
One more way you can get involved is by joining the #FightToxins Twitter party. The #FightToxins Twitter party is Thursday, April 10th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET. Chat about tips and tricks for living a healthy, green lifestyle as well as the importance of using products with as few chemicals as possible.
Do the chemicals in our products concern you?