Marti Gilchrist

I have done extensive reading and studying about hormone-disrupting chemicals and am appalled at the debilitating affects they have on human health. The problem is that most people are not aware of the health dangers lurking in the products they use day in and day out. They innocently assume that if the grocery store or drug store sells these products they must be safe.

Whether it’s our food, water, air, personal care products or cleaners, we are surrounded by toxic chemicals. It is my goal to spread awareness of these issues in my sphere of influence. I imagine lots of people think I am a little nuts. But I don’t really care. I look forward to the day when people finally make the connection between toxic household chemicals and the rising incidence of asthma, childhood cancers, reproductive issues and so many other diseases.

I am thrilled that there are more and more groups like Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families who are speaking out. We all have to do our part to let our government know that we are fed up and won’t take it anymore. It is time for toxic chemical reform!