Healthy Child Healthy World

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Healthy Child is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit igniting the movement that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals.

We are inspiring the movement to protect our children from harmful chemicals. With a growing body of evidence linking everyday environmental contaminants to asthma, learning disabilities, obesity, cancer and more, Healthy Child’s translates the science and empowers parents and caregivers to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish.

Healthy Child Healthy World exists because tens of millions of American children now face chronic diseases and illnesses including cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, ADD/ADHD, allergies, learning and developmental disabilities, as well as a host of lesser but disruptive ailments. Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to contaminants in our environments and toxic chemicals in everyday products as causing and contributing to many of these diseases.

For the past two decades Healthy Child Healthy World has been the nation's leading organization of its kind. We help millions of parents, educators, health professionals, and the general public take action to create healthy environments and embrace green, non-toxic steps.

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Petitioning Denise Morrison

Campbell's: Stop Endangering Kids' Health!

Update 12/14/11: In December, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that eating a single serving of canned soup daily over five days resulted in a more than 1000 percent increase in urinary BPA levels. With the holidays approaching, it is imperative that we mobilize parents to unite on this important issue: Get BPA out of our kids food! SpaghettiOs, Disney Princess Noodles, and Chicken Alphabet soup. Those are just three of several canned foods that Campbell’s markets to children. Parents think they’re purchasing healthy foods with kid-friendly themes—but cancer, heart disease, early onset puberty, and other health problems could be lurking in the meals, according to a recent study by the Breast Cancer Fund. Campbell’s lines its cans with bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical that can leach from can linings into the foods held inside. Health studies have linked BPA exposure to cancers, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and a host of other maladies. Even other major manufacturers—have started using BPA-free can linings for certain products, are committed to removing the chemical from all packaging, and have a timeline to achieve this transition. What is Campbell’s waiting for? It’s time for Campbell’s to stop being an industry laggard and start protecting kids’ health. Please sign our petition in support of the Breast Cancer Fund's Cans Not Cancer campaign, and send a message to Campbell’s execs that it’s time to commit to ditch BPA.    

Healthy Child Healthy World
20,409 supporters