A new report says that thousands of children’s products currently contain toxic chemicals, underscoring the need for stronger regulations at the state and national level.
From the moment of conception, through the nine months of pregnancy and during the first years of infancy, children are exquisitely vulnerable to toxic chemicals.
Unhealthy mercury levels persist in Connecticut waterways and fish according to the DEEP.
Exposure to mercury, through the air or by eating mercury-laden fish, is toxic to humans.
Led by Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), 29 senators introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013.
Because with great market power comes great responsibility.
By Karen Wexell, RN If someone asked you to enroll your child in a research study that gave your child a bath in a product full of harmful chemicals or … Continue reading
Moms are the first environment for our children. We are the ones that carry a baby through pregnancy, we are the ones that breastfeed our children (if we choose to do so) and we are the ones that buy most of the products our families need.
Here’s the truth – even if every product was labeled, it shouldn’t be on the consumer to figure out what’s toxic and what isn’t.
By Alexandra Scranton, Director of Science and Research Women’s Voices for the Earth, originally posted here. Okay…so I’m a geek. I love data. And for the last year or so … Continue reading
There are several bills at the CT legislature with the goal of protecting our children from toxic chemicals.
A little more than a decade ago, the state took on the “Sooty Six,” Connecticut’s dirtiest power plants, and passed legislation that eventually reduced emissions by 86 percent.