Barbara's Beat: Million Baby Crawl says no to toxic chemicals in household products; Demands change in Washington

Monday, October 26, 2009

Million Baby Crawl says no to toxic chemicals in household products; Demands change in Washington

Babies everywhere are joining The Million Baby Crawl to Washington D.C., to demand toxic chemical policy reform from Congress.

The Million Baby Crawl is babies saying no to toxic chemicals found in household products. Join the crawl and help Seventh Generation, maker of naturally safe and effective household products.

Join the crawl. You can create a crawler. Give a soapbox speech to go with the baby. Get supporters. And enter the sweepstakes.

Join The Million Baby Crawl Sweepstakes. It's your chance to be a part of history. Five lucky winners and their families will be selected to go to Washington, D.C., in January, as the toxic reform legislation is presented to Congress, and will help safeguard the next seven generations.

You can increase your chance of winning. For each supporter that you gain for your crawler, you will receive one additional entry, up to 50, into the sweepstakes. Share you crawler among friends and ask for their support.

Winners will receive:
  • Inclusion in Million Baby Crawl culmination event
  • Roundtrip airfare for four
  • 2 nights/3 days hotel accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • A $500 American Express Gift Card
The date is still being finalized.

Seventh Generation helps protect our homes by formulating products that are safe for the environment and by disclosing ingredients on our labels. But dangerous chemicals still lurk in our homes, in many of the products we use every day.

Exposure to chemicals can cause serious health problems, especially to our children.

The federal law that should protect us from health-harming chemicals isn’t working. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required safety testing on only 200 of more than 80,000 chemicals on the market since 1976. Stronger chemical laws are needed to keep our families safe and healthy.

A new law should:
  • Take quick action on the most dangerous chemicals.
  • Require full information on the health and environmental hazards associated with all chemicals.
  • Protect all people and vulnerable groups - including children and pregnant women – using the best science.
To help turn a new bill into law, a partnership has been formed between Seventh Generation, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a diverse nationwide coalition comprised of environmental groups, health professionals and others working to pass smart federal policies that protect us from toxic chemicals.

You are needed too. There are 5,706 crawlers so far and the goal is 1 million.

  • Join the Million Baby Crawl.
  • Learn more about Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, and email Congress to let them know you think it’s time to update the law governing toxic chemicals.
  • Learn more about safe products with Seventh Generation's Label Reading Guide.
I joined the crawl with baby Kristen. I hope you will join me or support me. We must save our children.


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