Some of the statistics are really alarming. Did you know the following, for example:
There are more than 80,000 chemicals registered for use in the U.S. Comprehensive pre-market safety testing of these chemicals is not required under any federal law.
The primary U.S. law that regulates chemicals in every day products hasn’t been updated in more than 35 years.
In the European Union (EU), 1,328 chemicals have been banned for use in personal care products. In the U.S., only 11 chemicals have been banned or restricted by the FDA.
Scientific evidence continues to point to the chemicals we are exposed to in our daily lives as causing or contributing to the rise in childhood behavioral disorders and diseases.
Cancer is now the leading cause of child-related death in the U.S., exceeded only by injury.
Parents Joining Forces
Trust me, I know that all the information out there is scary and confusing. I certainly have moments where I just want to plug up my ears and pretend I don’t know anything about this stuff. In the short run, that certainly would be the easier route to take! But I’ve also learned that by joining forces with the right educators and with other parents, developing a clear understanding of the problems AND a clear strategy for how to solve them is very doable. There is strength in numbers, and in knowledge!
Seventh Generation Twitter Party
Will you join me this Thursday, November 14th, at 1pm ET for a Twitter party with Seventh Generation? We’re going to talk about all-natural baby product options. Additionally, you’ll learn about an awesome opportunity called the Healthy Baby Home Party. This is something you can apply to host, and it gives moms and dads a really neat way to engage and educate your family and friends on topics like creating a healthy environment for the next generation. When you host a Healthy Baby Home Party, you also receive all sorts of fun samples and helpful information to distribute to your guests! Very fun!
Free Diapers and Wipes!
I think I mentioned the free diapers, right? Yeah, there are going to be 5 lucky winners at the Twitter party, each of whom will win a month’s supply of Seventh Generation diapers and wipes! Woo hoo! All you have to do is be a U.S. participant at the party and correctly answer the Twitter party trivia questions. Winners will be randomly selected from everyone who provides the right answer. And if you have never tried Seventh Generation diapers, I’d like to personally recommend them. They work fantastic and they are totally free of bleach and other nasty chemicals. AND…you can find them at Target stores all over the nation! 🙂
How to Join Us
Follow the hashtag #HealthyBabyHome and also follow the hosts (@TheMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann). See you on Twitter this Thursday at 1pm ET!