“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.” I have been working hard to pick organic fruits, workout more and just live a healthier life. However, I feel helpless when I am presented with the facts that more than 80,000 chemicals available in the United States have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment. There are toxins in so many of the cleaning products that we use daily AND even the foods that we eat.
Toxic Chemical Exposure May Cause:
- Learning Disabilities
- Birth defects
- Reproductive problems
- And so much more
I think about my unborn children and my nieces and nephews that have to grow up with chemicals everywhere-as silent killers. I also think about people in poor and low-income communities who are the most susceptible to health issues like Alzheimer's and birth defects from over exposure to Toxins.
I feel the need to be more active do more.
What Can We Do to Live Toxin Free?
As individuals, it can be difficult to make a real difference but I am excited that as people we can lock arms and #FightToxins and request that the government RE-Evaluate the standards that they have had in practice(and not changed) since 1976!
I was so amazed that with all of the focus in the US on health and wellness that we have been so exposed to illness causing agents, right in the cleaning products that we use or the coffee that we drink!
ClassyBlackGirl.com is excited to have teamed up with Seventh Generation to help spread awareness about the importance of chemical reform in the United States through the Toxic Substances Control Act.
How You Can Help!
You can become a Toxin Freedom Fighter by signing Seventh Generation’s petition encouraging Congress to reevaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976.
Help us acquire 100,000 signatures to take to congress!
How I #FightToxins with Seventh Generation!
When it comes to my cleaning products I use Seventh Generation, because it is important to me that I am not exposed to toxins and I don't want my family to be either. Its the little things that we can do for ourselves that end up being big!
So will you sign the petition with me?...Let's fight to Live Toxin Free!
Sharelle D. Lowery Editor-in-Chief Tweet with me @ClassySharelle