May 23, 2010
What Are They Doing to Our Children?!
A Facebook update I received;
A note from EWG President Ken Cook:
On February 4th, I testified in a U.S. Senate hearing, and I want to share with you what I told the Senators:
**Babies are coming into this world pre-polluted with toxic chemicals.**
When EWG tested the umbilical cord blood of 10 Americans, we found nearly 300 chemicals, including BPA, perchlorate, fire retardants, lead, mercury, and PCBs. The chemicals are in us. The risk of disease and illness is serious.
The best way to stop this pre-pollution is to enact the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act, which would require that chemicals be proven safe for children before they can be sold. And NOW IS THE TIME for Congress to introduce the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act.
PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION TO CONGRESS: http://bit.ly/aVidji
The chemicals we found are increasingly linked to serious long-term health effects, from childhood cancer and autism to ADHD, learning deficits, infertility, and heart disease. We need a system for assessing chemicals so our children get the healthy start they deserve. The longer Congress waits, the more babies are exposed.
SIGN (and share!) EWG Action Fund’s PETITION to Congress: http://bit.ly/aVidji
Join the 1000’s of other Americans who are telling Congress it’s time for a real federal toxics law that will make chemicals in consumer products safe for kids.
If you’ve already signed – thank you! We hope you’ll spread the word to your friends so we can be heard loud and clear in Congress.
Thank you for speaking up for a new national chemical policy that places human health front and center — right where it should be.
Ken Cook, President
Environmental Working Group
and EWG Action Fund
Sign the petition to demand that Congress take action to make chemicals in consumer products kid-safe.