The Safe Chemicals Act

Did you know that humans are now being born “pre-polluted”?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been trying to protect you and your family from toxins in common use around your home, exposing your family, children and pets to a variety of chemicals known to be harmful. They have worked diligently to try to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), which is terribly out of date and does not lend to many protections for the consumer.

EWG was founded by Ken Cook in 1993 as a research foundation. Also, EWG founded an Interactive Magazine to open dialogue between scientists, lawmakers, regulators, industry, activists, policy analysts, journalists and others who are interested in environmental health issues. A large part of what we know today about the toxic chemical load in new born babies is from research done by the EWG.
Although the EWG does not work specifically with toxins in pet products and the home environment, the TSCA also covers these products. EWG is a “research organization based in Washington, D.C. that uses the power of information to protect human health and the environment.”

The video below is shocking, informative and is a must see. If you can, share it with others using their “share” links. The more people are educated on these harmful chemicals, the more people will become aware. I continually say that Timmy’s Journey is making change one person at a time, and this is part of that wave.

This year EWG is leading one of the most important environmental campaigns in history – the drive to pass the Safe Chemicals Act in Congress. This legislation will revolutionize how we protect children and other vulnerable people from toxic chemicals – a long overdue change.


Updated: Kid-Safe Chemicals Act: 10 Americans @ Yahoo! Video
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