The problem isn't just #plastic waste. Our excessive use of plastic also means an outsized use of toxic chemical additives used to make these throw-away products. We need solutions that not only cut plastic waste, but end the use of the most toxic plastics and their additives.bit.ly/3IjsvmS... See MoreSee Less
Today is #GivingTuesday. Where are you giving this season? Unravel Pediatric Cancer is one of many organizations I am supporting. Their commitment to funding innovative research for pediatric cancer is so important to me. I am also asking my kids to each identify a cause or organization that they want me to support in their honor. In the past they have chosen wildlife organizations and ones committed to addressing food insecurity. If you are interested in supporting nonprofits that work to address environmental health priorities I have so many suggestions including Toxic-Free Future and Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and Moms Clean Air Force.Today is #GivingTuesday! It can be difficult this time of year to remain focused on what is most important to us. That's why we love how this global movement celebrates and encourages giving to others, after all the spending of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Today, on Giving Tuesday, we hope that you will consider supporting Unravel as so many of you have in the past. Help us to do the important work of funding innovative pediatric cancer research so that our children- our youngest warriors- have more effective and less toxic treatment options. After all, what could be more important than our children? Our donation page can be found at: unravelpediatriccancer.org/donation-pageThank you! #GivingTuesday #SayYesToMoreChristmases #DontJustBeSorryBeActive ... See MoreSee Less
It’s #GivingTuesday, and we’re excited to announce a $30,000 matching gift for donations made online! Not only will your gift help fund our science and advocacy work, but today it will be matched dollar for dollar.We are working hard to achieve strong, prevention-based laws that protect our communities from toxic chemical exposure. But we can’t do this work without your support. Please consider a gift to Toxic-Free Future today!toxicfreefuture.org/make-your-impact-today/... 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 hear from Emily:"I was diagnosed with breast cancer the week before my first child was born. It was a frightening and painful time, but it strengthened my resolve to keep my son healthy. I fed him nutritious food, encouraged exercise, and followed the pediatrician's advice.Yet these good habits couldn't shield him from a serious threat: everyday products in our home contained toxic chemicals linked to cancer, the very disease that had already caused us so much anguish. I support Toxic-Free Future (TFF) because TFF recognizes that toxic chemicals don't belong in our homes or our daily lives. Using science and advocacy, TFF helps pass laws that keep families safe from dangerous chemicals. They pass laws to force manufacturers to clean up their acts and they push for better alternatives.TFF solutions can make an enormous difference. Ask any survivor and they will tell you: preventing cancer is much better than treating it." ... See MoreSee Less
💦 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
The problem isn't just #plastic waste. Our excessive use of plastic also means toxic chemical additives are used to make these throw-away products.
We need solutions that not only cut plastic waste, but end the use of the most toxic plastics.
@SaferChemicals: Today we joined w/ 35 local, state & national groups to call on the Biden administration to make good on campaign promises to tackle #PFAS by prioritizing PFAS-free products through procurement of the goods & services the government purchases each year.
💦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!