Every time Seventh Generation shows up here on dkM, we get a great response! Anyone interested in chemical free living knows who they are and why choosing safe, effective household cleaners is important. So when Seventh Generation emailed me about the Million Baby Crawl, I had to hop on board right away. Here’s what they told me about their recent efforts to make our homes safer for our children:
Did you know that…
• In the 33 years since Congress passed that nation’s chemical regulatory law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA), the Environmental Protection Agency has required testing on just 200 of the more than 80,000 chemical compounds developed for products used in the home.
• Under the current law, the EPA does not have the authority to demand the information it needs to evaluate a chemical’s risk, and neither manufacturers nor the EPA are required to prove a chemical’s safety as a condition of use.
• 1.25 million kids younger than six are unintentionally poisoned in the home each year by things like cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning substances, pain relievers and cough and cold medicines (American Association of Poison Control Centers)
• Studies show that nearly 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants have been found in the umbilical cord blood of newborns (EWG).
That’s why Seventh Generation has begun the Million Baby Crawl – to help educate and empower parents about the need to raise our voices and be heard concerning our country’s grossly outdated chemical regulatory laws.
To help spread the word, Seventh Generation is offering one dkM reader a FREE Starter Kit ($38.99 retail). Check out the rules below; there are some new ways to earn extra entries on this one!
Multiple Options for Multiple Entries:
1.) Just visit www.millionbabycrawl.com and tell me what else you learned there. (***You may enter once a day, but please list a new item you like each time.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.
2.) Blog about, Twitter, Subscribe and/or Become a Fan on Facebook! Get an extra entry for each of these activities. This time just leave a separate comment for each (only one time for each extra activity completed), giving me a link to your blog post, your Twitter name, and/or a note saying you’re an FB Fan and/or subscriber. SUBSCRIBE HERE!
(Psst! My Twitter name is dkMommy.)
Feel free to do all five to gather multiple entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Friday, October 30, 2009, to enter.