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Healthy Families Day of Action Round Up!

Posted on October 24, 2012

By Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director

Facebook-stand-with-kidsIt is days like yesterday that keep me inspired to work towards a safer chemicals future. Thousands of individuals, and hundreds of organizations and businesses participated in our Healthy Families Day of Action.

Events took place in dozens of states including a giant postcard signing in New York City and a film screening in Pittsburgh.

Our Safer Chemicals bloggers really helped spread the word as well, here is a summary of the great blogs that ran yesterday. You’ll find a range of calls to action and personal stories, please check them out!

Anna at GreentalkAnd yes, this fight for the passage of this Act is personal.  For many of you who don’t know, all four of my boys have learning disabilities, two have ADD, and one has juvenile diabetes. Read more...
Shane at Environmental BootyOne of my daughter's friends asked her yesterday why I was so worried about chemicals.  My daughter's answer was priceless, "Because lot's of them are bad for us, that's why." she said. Read more…
Becki at Organic Aspirations  - If, like me, you can't afford to replace your furniture and all of your other products that emit chemicals, urge your congress person to stand up for kids and NOT Big Chemical!  There is a Safe Chemical Agenda that they can side with, and let's make our voices clear. Read more…
NycAnne at Flour Sack MamaSomewhere along the way, I learned about calling and writing my Congressional leaders, not because I wanted to get involved in politics, but because I got concerned about the issues. Read more…
Lindsay on Healthy Child Healthy WorldLawmakers, industry and pundits have tried to make regulation a dirty word, but when it comes to toxic chemicals the vast majority of Americans want strong regulations. I think it’s time we share that message far and wide. Read more…
Katy at Non-Toxic KidsWhile more and more women die of breast cancer at younger and younger ages. While we learn that low levels of BPA and lead can be more harmful than we ever thought possible. No action. Read more…
Lori at Groovy Green Livin’We already know that girls are maturing at a younger age, with many starting to develop breasts as early as age 7 or 8. Just this week research was released showing American boys are showing signs of starting puberty six months to two years earlier than they did 30 to 40 years ago. Read more…
Alexandra at Wellfleet TodayThe situation has gotten steadily worse since the end of World War II when chemical companies looked for non-wartime applications for newly invented synthetic compounds. Read more…
Lindsay on Care2I just walked past a popular food chain to find people carrying their salads in bright pink, plastic, to-go containers. Breast Cancer Awareness month should be commended; it has done a lot to bring breast cancer into the public forum, allowing people to share their stories and build community. But why is the conversation always about the cure and never the cause of cancer? Read more…

Comments

Its great to hear about the healthy family celebrations.

Posted by: Is There a Cure for Cancer | Oct 26, 2012 2:21:52 AM

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