The Million Baby March: Saying No to Toxins!

The Million Baby March: Saying No to Toxins!

This Tuesday’s shout out goes to the Million Baby Crawl, organized by Seventh Generation. An idea that I can support, stand behind and cheer for! Last April when I hosted the Green Mom’s Carnvial and made the toxic tub video as a spoof, I took some heat. Now I’m just happy to see that the heat I took and the holey heck we raised sparked something and was just the beginning of bigger, greater and more amazing things to change legislation, raise concern and awarness and make companies stop using the toxic ingredients just because they can.

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Hi I’m Sommer! I’ve been blogging for over 7 years and I’m passionate about helping others. I favor the green niche and love to motivate and inspire others to be just a little bit greenER each day. I’m a social media and marketing consultant, children’s book author and antique and flea market junkie. I have a knack for vetting bloggers, creating blogger campaigns and connecting bloggers and brands. I actually like public speaking and have spoken locally, regionally and nationally on blogging, social media and education. I’ve worked with top name brands and have been mentioned and featured in the New York Times Online, ABC News Online, the Wall Street Journal Online and several other media sources. Let’s connect.
  • Charli

    Thanks Green & Clean Mom for posting something about keeping our kids safe. I think making industrial chemicals safe for infants and children is something we can all get behind. Problem is: mandating more chemical testing, the kind being advocated by the Safer Chemicals coalition, will kill millions of animals, cost lots of money, and give use questionable results.

    Many people and scientists agree that current legislation which regulates chemicals must be reformed. However, we should also be sure to reform the science that underlies these regulations—namely, the way in which toxicity testing is conducted.

    Currently, toxicity testing is largely based on experiments in animals and uses methods that were developed as long ago as the 1930’s and 40’s; they and are slow, inaccurate, open to uncertainty and manipulation, and do not adequately protect human health. These tests take anywhere from months to years, and tens of thousands to millions of dollars to perform. More importantly, the current testing paradigm has a poor record in predicting effects in humans and an even poorer record in leading to actual regulation of dangerous chemicals.

    Fortunately, many scientists have worked, and are working, on addressing these problems — and alternatives to animal testing exist in a powerful way. Chemical reform should not only modernize policy, but modernize the science that supports that policy. Let's ensure Kids-Safe uses all the necessary tools to truly make our children, our environment, and animals safe.

  • Sumayyah's Mommy :)

    My baby's crawling! Support would be great! :)
    http://www.seventhgeneration.com/million-baby-c

  • Sumayyah's Mommy :)

    My baby's crawling! Support would be great! :)
    http://www.seventhgeneration.com/million-baby-c