Moms on a Mission for Toxics Reform

A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report

  37 MOMS ON A MISSION FOR TOXICS RE FORM “As a mom, I find myself worrying about just about everything. Lately, I’ve been fixated on dangers that are difficult to name. More than 80,000 potential dangers, to be exact. That’s the number of chemicals that have been on the market and available for use in the US since the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 was enacted. The problem is that the act has failed us and very few of those 80,000 chemicals have ever been tested for safety. That’s why I traveled to Washington, D.C. with a fellow co-worker and mother to join Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families’ Stroller Brigade in November 2013. We met with our Senators and Representatives to express the need for stronger chemical regulation. Surrounded by mothers from across the country, we asked for reform: • We demanded that chemicals be proven safe, not presumed innocent until an entire generation falls ill from their use. • We asked why American manufacturers are formulating different, safer products for the E.U. while they continue to provide us with products laden with chemicals of concern. We let them know that we’re not going to back down and that we’re spreading the word to everyone we know. While my worries as a mother will never cease, I find that my sense of empowerment grows with every step that I take to keep my children, and the generations that follow, safe from unnecessary harm.” — Brandi Thomas, Public Relations Manager and mother of two-year-old Sam


A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report
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