Director Jewels: 80,000 Is A Really Big Number {#FightToxins}

Thursday, April 17, 2014

80,000 Is A Really Big Number {#FightToxins}

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. All opinions expressed are my own.


Does anyone else spend an awful lot of time worrying about the contents of food and products that come into contact with their kids? I know it can't be just me. After Lincoln's birth, I started really researching things like household cleaners and their toxic contents. I have always been aware that you shouldn't ingest cleaning products, but the knowledge takes on a whole new meaning when you live with a mobile infant who is teething.

Here in the US, there are over 80,000 available chemicals that have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment (source: National Resources Defense Council). I find that pretty discouraging. Moms have enough to worry about without having to wonder if we are exposing our kids to toxins that may cause cancer, Alzheimer's, asthma, or learning disabilities.

I don't know about you, but I think those stats are a little scary.

The first thing I did after I did more research was to stop using products that contain chemicals I don't trust. I'm a big fan of Seventh Generation, a brand that knows parents are looking for better products for their homes. I feel better about my responsibility to take care of my family when I know that my toddlers won't be ingesting something dangerous when they lick the floor (yes...this happens).

I also signed Seventh Generation's petition to Congress to reevaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976. If consumers don't demand that the products we use are safe, we can't complain when they are not. Will you sign the petition as well and join me as a Toxin Freedom Fighter? Click the badge to sign now and #FightToxins with me!


The goal is to gather 100,000 signatures and right now the petition is so close at over 95,000!

We're striving to be greener all around this year - in our diet, our carbon footprint, and the way we clean our house. I'm not going to lie - it's kind of overwhelming, and it's a lot of work. But for these two?


It's so worth it.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. All opinions expressed are my own. For more information, you can read my Disclosure Policy.

10 comments:

  1. We love Seventh Generation at our home and I like when our son's preschool uses it too!

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    1. That's awesome that his preschool uses safe products, too!

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  2. I've been reading and studying a lot about the toxins in our food and surroundings lately. It's scary, really.

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    1. Me too! The more I learn, the more I want to know.

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  4. This is one of those things that I really mean to learn more about but never make the time to do so. Thanks for the reminder!

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  5. We strive to be greener as well! Thanks for sharing the info!

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