Protect Us from Toxic Chemicals
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Protect Us from Toxic Chemicals

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      Greenpeace

From the water bottle you drink out of to the sunscreen you spray on before you go to the beach, there are toxic chemicals are a part of our everyday lives. Most of these chemicals are unregulated -- they are not adequately tested and only handful of toxic compounds are banned. This is completely outrageous, and has resulted in early puberty, childhood cancer, infertility, as well as learning and developmental disabilities rising at alarming rates.

Almost all newborn babies are born with toxic chemicals in their bodies, before they are even exposed to the environment. Exposing our future generations to these toxic chemicals is inhibiting them from even getting a chance at the opportunities and fortunate lives we have been able to live. Congress needs to act now, and implement tighter regulations on the chemical companies that expose us to these toxic chemicals. Take action now: tell your Senator and House Representative to protect our families from toxic chemicals today.

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    • mario l POMP BEACH, FL
      • over 1 year ago

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      Ban toxic substances in everyday products, i.e. dryer sheets, such

      as Dioxins & other CNS disorder causing chemicals.

      There are 1000s of chemicals in every day products that are not necessary

      any more for its production that cause harm to central nervous systems, brain

      and health of adults, even more so for children. Our home environment.

      Chlorinated phenols found in toilet bowl cleaners are toxic to respiratory

      and circulatory systems.

      Diethylene glycol found in window cleaners depresses the nervous system.

      Phenols found in disinfectants toxic to respiratory and circulatory systems.

      Nonylphenol ethoxylate, a common surfactant (detergent) found in laundry

      detergents and all-purpose cleaners, is banned in Europe; it has been shown

      to biodegradeslowly into even more toxic compounds.

      Formaldehyde suspected carcinogen.

      Petroleum solvents in floor cleaners damage mucous membranes.

      Dryer Sheets Benzyl Acetat

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    • Gavin W GUALALA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      We are responsible for how we leave things for the young people who have no way to defend themselves.

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    • Donna Harris ROEBLING, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      This should be important to everyone.

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    • Shannon Ferguson EMINENCE, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      public health

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    • Jaime Wegener ANCHORAGE, AK
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am so fed up with these toxic chemicals found in everything. It was encouraging to see Johnson & Johnson announce they are voluntarily phasing out the toxins in their products over the next couple years. I wish all companies would value and cherish healthy living for all.

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