The dangers of PVC and the toxic dioxins that are off-gassed; it’s scary. As parents we want to know we’re putting our children in safe clothing, having them play with safe toys and eat off safe tableware, however, according to our government most of what has NOT been tested for safety is indeed considered safe by our government or just ignored. That saying “Ignorance is Bliss” comes to mind as I write this post and think of how PVC is allowed to be used to make toys and children’s raincoats or various other items; it is still legal. Puzzling and frustrating but luckily we are a nation where there is freedom of voice and choice and with knowledge we gain power as parents. Which excites me when I see local small town action begin to take place and local legislators such as my own, Representative Gary McDowell who was instrumental in the legislation and , who is being asked to vote in favor of bills such as The Children’s Safe Products Act (HB 4763-69); which:
Most locally do not know that I personally have a stance on this issue seeing that my website is national but I mentioned a recentwho is active in this advocating locally and will be hosting a press conference inTraverse City on Thursday to discuss this very issue and happy to support small toy makers and stores.
Luckily, I’m fortunate to be connected with some fabulous companies that are leading the way in providing safe toys and products for our children. Such as Puddlegear, that specializes as the website says:
With this cold and fall or spring like weather we have been having my children have seen some rainy and chilly day’s verses the hot summertime beach days. The other morning my son was just itching to get outside and ride his bike. We can barely keep him off this bike and bright and early the bright red raincoat was on and he was out the door! A sight to see so early in the morning and besides being protected from harmful chemicals the rain was soaking the flowers and not his precious head! I can tell you from experience the jacket is well worn, comfortable and it is flexible verses stiff and cheap like many other raincoats that are made of PVC and other harmful chemicals. Besides being of great quality and keeping my son dry I know that I’m supporting a company that is providing safe products to families and doing right by the environment. Thank you Puddlegear!