💦 The #PFAS used in REI’s outdoor gear do more than just waterproof jackets and boots. They also pollute the drinking water of communities where PFAS are produced and disposed of.Chemical companies often manufacture PFAS for products like the ones sold at REI in communities of color and low-income neighborhoods, resulting in unsafe drinking water in these areas. This is not just a public health issue, but a justice issue as well. REI must take bold action to protect ALL communities from toxic PFAS pollution by banning PFAS from its products now! #MindTheStore #OptOutsidetoxicfreefuture.salsalabs.org/rei-stop-leaving-a-toxic-trail-of-pollution/index.html... See MoreSee Less
Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, founder of GreenARMY, is fighting pollution from nearby petrochemical plants that have plagued his community for decades. The region of Louisiana between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where Honoré lives, is called Cancer Alley. Residents there disproportionately experience cancer, respiratory diseases, and other health problems due to their close proximity to petrochemical and plastic facilities. ... See MoreSee Less
We all have different journeys, but we're all working together towards a toxic-free future. We want to hear your story - tag your post with #MyToxicFreeJourney and share how you became concerned about toxic chemicals! Today we start with Stephanie's story:"My son, Evan, was born in 2016, and he came early. He was a preemie, born over 6 weeks early. He had to remain in an incubator at the hospital’s NICU for multiple weeks until we could finally take him home.Why did Evan come so early? Why couldn’t I carry him to full term? Why did this happen to me? Why did this happen to him? I thought I had done everything right. I ate healthy, never smoked, and followed all recommendations by my doctor throughout my pregnancy.It occurred to me that outside factors could be playing a role, and that inspired me to dig deeper. As I searched more and more for answers, I learned so much about how we – and our babies – are exposed to chemicals without our knowledge, and these chemicals can lead to harmful and lifelong health impacts. I then read about toxic flame retardants in TVs, BPA in can linings, toxic PFAS in drinking water, harmful phthalates in plastic food containers, and more. Scientific studies connect exposures to these types of chemicals to cancer, developmental delays, immune system problems, and the list goes on...All of this stopped me in my tracks. It had me reevaluating everything around me. But, I realized, there’s no way to shop our way out of it – it’s impossible to do this for everything, and it won’t solve this massive problem. I knew that I wanted to help solve it. There is so much change needed to better protect us from the toxic chemical crisis we are now facing, and it needs to start at the top. I realize I’m extremely lucky for this to have a happy ending. Today, my son Evan is a very healthy and active 5.5 year old! He just started Kindergarten this year and he loves it. He earned the title of “big brother” when his little sister was born three years ago to complete our family.Because of this experience, I am dedicated to working towards a future where we don't have to be concerned about toxic chemical exposure." ... See MoreSee Less
💦The #PFAS used in @REI’s outdoor gear do more than waterproof jackets & boots. They also pollute the drinking water of communities where PFAS are produced & disposed of.
Tell REI to protect ALL communities by banning PFAS in its products! #OptOutside
@Million_Marker: Studies show #PFAS exposure alters immune function, weakening our resistance to disease.
This report covers the intersection of PFAS science, vaccine effectiveness, and possible implications on #Covid19 outcomes.
@SierraClub @saferstates @ToxFreeFuture
Toxic-Free Future is growing! We're excited to share that @SaferChemicals & #MindTheStore have joined our family! With our strong science, advocacy & decades of campaign expertise, we are stronger together & we will increase our impact across the nation!
It's #WorldTelevisionDay! 📺
We love a good TV binge, but a new study gives us pause: the study finds that a flame retardant used in TVs is a significant source of high levels of a hormone disruptor linked to reproductive harm & other health effects.
As WA moves forward with Safer Products for Washington, @EcologyWA has proposed groundbreaking restrictions on five classes of toxic chemicals, including #PFAS in upholstery.
This is a huge step & we applaud this precedent-setting move!
The more chemicals like phthalates are studied, the more we learn that there are NO safe levels of exposure. That's why we need prevention-based solutions that ban entire classes of chemicals, rather than regulatory limits that don't go far enough.