Last week, members of the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition celebrated the more activist origins of Mothers Day by telling members of Congress that the best gift for moms (and the people who love them) would be to protect our families from toxic chemicals.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day. All across the US, mothers were treated to breakfasts, gifts, outings, and a potpourri of goodies- I hope so! I’m sure Sunday was a real treat. But this year, let’s honor mothers in a way that endures beyond one Sunday in May. Our movement is filled with very active and concerned […]
As a busy mom with two kids under three, my time is limited. Going to the store with one or both of my kids is a challenge, even when they are on their best behavior. When my two year-old is hungry and my infant is overtired, it’s a major accomplishment just to make it to the checkout line. It’s not realistic to think I—or any other busy mother—can sort out which products contain chemicals that put my kids at risk while I’m busy caring for them.
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 […]
By Andy Igrejas, National Campaign Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a good day to reflect on the role moms are playing in the movement for safety and health, and also an opportunity to appreciate a particular mom out there, the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Lisa Jackson, with a lot of […]
It was a busy week for toxic chemical reform, most notably due to the report to the President on chemicals and cancer, some lively rubber duck rallies in Texas, and Mother’s Day. President’s cancer report garners national media attention The President’s report, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now (PDF), received quite a […]