When Safer Chemicals Healthy Families held our Stroller Brigade for Safer Chemicals in Washington DC, we brought hundreds of parents, kids, educators, environmental justice leaders and health care professionals to Capitol Hill to put a human face on the need for reform of the 37 year old Toxic Substances Control Act.
It’s been decades since the Flashdance legwarmer craze, and thousands of new chemicals have been created since the 80s for products we use every day, most of them untested for long-term safety.
You may have seen the buzz online about our newest campaign called Mind the Store. To be honest, I’m really excited about this endeavor. If there is one thing I can really relate to, it’s the experience of walking into my favorite retailer and wondering which of the products are safe and which may contain toxic chemicals.
My husband and I are raising our kids as Tennessee Volunteers. The Volunteer State is all about volunteerism, pride and patriotism – all good qualities. One thing we're not volunteering for is allowing our children to be unwitting participants in experiments of toxic chemical exposures. When household products, even those marketed for children and babies, […]
I could hardly tear my oldest daughter away from the solar system exhibit when we last visited a popular science center. Not only were the planets perfectly suspended and illuminated to awe visitors, but the interactive touch screens drew kids in to learn fun facts and cool concepts. The shiny metal scale challenged our family […]
by Anne Brock Originally posted on http://FlourSackMama.com, May 13, 2012 I can still hear the shuffle of the little wooden drawers on my mother’s vanity as she searched hastily for eye shadow and lipstick. She’d already arisen early to cook everyone pancakes and bacon, or biscuits and sausage gravy. Then she’d walked to the farrowing house […]