Support the Safe Kids Act

The nation’s toxic chemical regulatory law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is in drastic need of reform. Passed in 1976 and never amended since, it doesn't address much of the knowledge we have about chemicals today. We think it's time for a new law! The Kid-Safe Chemicals Act was first introduced to Congress in 2005, and it has been reintroduced in 2008. This promising legislation would update a 30 year old law that has allowed thousands of chemicals to be used in countless everyday products from baby lotions, shampoos, cosmetics and toothpastes with no research or testing of their safety.


Let's get this ball rolling, mamas. Sign The Declaration to add your voice to the thousand of others around the country who are saying no to pre-polluted babies, no to toxic baby bottles (and everything else on the shelves), and yes to the Kid-safe Chemicals Act.

There is another bill that was passed this month: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). While the safety regulations of this new law are important, there has been a backlash from the local, handmade craft community. It is a bummer that the opportunities for work at home mothers and responsible, handmade toy makers are being threatened. The toxic toy issue deserves a response, but many small, responsible companies and crafters will end up paying the price for the mistakes made by Chinese manufacturers. If you would like to support the handmade toy alliance and others have put forward solutions that will enhance safety in the marketplace without eliminating craft-industries and small and mid-sized enterprises from store shelves. A proposal to modify the CPSIA is at change.org. If you want to cntact your congressional delegation, a form letter and contact information may be found here.

2 comments:

  1. I signed the declaration, and I will definitely link up on my blog. Thank you!

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  2. Awesome to see this here! Thank you Mama Manifesto for spreading the word so well. I am an online parent ORganizer for EWG and if anyone wants to jump in and get busy on this, be in touch! We are rolling our house parties and you can always meet with your Congressional delegation in their local offices. We can win this one, ladies, if we put our minds to it. Don't you think?

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