BPA, PVC, BFR, DDT... whether we realize it or not, an unfortunate alphabet soup of toxins has insinuated itself into every aspect of our lives.
From the BPA (bisphenol-A) in our canned tomatoes and water bottles to the PVC (polyvinyl chloride) in our shower curtains and baby toys to the phthalates in our shampoo and shaving cream to the BFR (brominated flame retardant) in our mattresses and our baby's pajamas, we're surrounded by toxic chemicals that raise our risk of developing cancer, asthma, Alzheimers, and also cause a dizzying array of developmental, neurological, immunologic, reproductive, and endocrine disorders. (whew, that was a looong sentence!)
Needless to say, these toxic chemicals need banning! Unfortunately, Congress has not figured that out yet, despite lots of news stories and studies about the dangers these chemicals pose to our health and to our environment.
To help Congress get the message I've created a petition urging them to reform the lame dinosaur that is the Toxic Substances Control Act (of 1976...) before any more damage is done. Please join me in making sure that they get the message.
Click here to add your name and then please spread the word via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Thanks so much for your help.
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