Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sign the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act Petition
Lisa Frack of the Environmental Working Group sent a couple links in response to my book review of The Body Toxic -- first, Lisa's great (and timely! Sept. '08) review of Baker's book after she met up with her in Portland. (I'd bet you a rubber ducky that her review is what led me to read it!).
Second, she reminded me that EWG still needs signatures for their petition to get legislation passed to help remedy our passive stance on chemical exposure.
"BABIES ARE BORN PRE-POLLUTED WITH 100’s OF TOXIC CHEMICALS.
OUR BROKEN TOXICS LAW IS FAILING THEM.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CHANGE THAT.
EWG tested the umbilical cord blood of 10 newborn babies and found nearly 300 chemicals, including BPA, fire retardants, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and pesticides that were banned more than 30 years ago.
Speak up for change. Our kids deserve it.
The Kid-Safe Chemicals Act would require that all chemicals be proven safe for children before they can be sold. But lawmakers in Washington need to know that you want them to reform our broken toxics law.
Please sign this petition to demand that Congress take action to make chemicals in consumer products kid-safe."