Be a Super Hero for Safer Chemicals on August 10thBy Ali Geering-Kline
Are you sick of trying to avoid the many products that contain chemicals that pose health hazards to your family? Every week, we see another study linking chemicals in our homes, schools and workplaces to cancer, infertility, autism, developmental disorders, and more. Toxic chemicals in plastics, hazardous flame retardants in baby products, hormone-disrupting chemicals in personal care products—it’s enough to make you want to scream.
The current chemical policy system is beyond broken—it fails to protect people, wildlife, and the environment from toxic chemical exposures.
Under current U.S. chemical policy, chemicals are not tested for safety, so we are all test subjects in the chemical industry’s toxic experiments. It’s common sense that chemicals should be proven safe before they are used in our products—and not be tested on us.
The European Union has already adopted this better, “unusable until proven safe” chemical policy—why can’t we?
The Center for Environmental Health, along with the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition is excited to be a part of a National Day of Action for Safe Chemicals on Wednesday, August 10th.
Join families in your state to show support for a toxic-free future! Moms, dads, and kids across the country will be participating in local events to ask their Members of Congress to be leaders in protecting American families from toxic chemicals by supporting The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011.
These child friendly events will feature activities from letter writing to sign making. We’ll also have red super hero capes the kids to wear, asking their Senator to “be a hero and co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act!” Most events will feature a stroller brigade where you’ll walk to your Senator’s office to hand deliver letters of supports for the Safe Chemicals Act. Be sure to bring your strollers and tell your friends!
This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, have fun with your kids, and hear from local experts about how to protect your family and make a difference for future generations.
See event details for the New York Action Day, and details for events in other states including Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.Tags: children's health, families, National Action Day for Safe Chemicals, public health, Safe Chemicals Act, safer chemicals, toxic chemicals, TSCA Reform
Ali manages the website and coordinates the online communications of CEH. She works with the communications and development staff to create messaging strategies and public education content for CEH’s supporters and online audience. A Bay Area native, Ali attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in Sociology and Cultural Studies. This allowed her to live abroad in Argentina, where she studied Latin American history and learned valuable Spanish language skills. Ali is thrilled to be part of an organization that advocates for healthy communities so effectively.