Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Twitter Party

I'm going to be participating in tonight's Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Twitter Party.

With the Safe Chemicals Act just introduced in Congress, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families thought it would be a good time to host a Twitter party on the topic of toxic chemicals. What’s a Twitter party, you ask? It’s basically a fast-paced, lively chat forum for educating and sharing ideas – all in 140 characters or less.

At their Twitter party they will be bringing expert panelists together to answer your questions about toxic chemicals, show you how to protect your family and let you know why passage of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 is so critically important.

Here are the details – we hope you can join us!

Date: Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Time: 9-10 PM Eastern/6-7 PM Pacific

Topic: Protecting Our Families from Toxic Chemicals

Key Questions Covered:

* Why should we be concerned about chemicals in products we use every day?
* What are the worst chemicals to avoid in products?
* What can we do to avoid exposure to toxic chemicals?
* How will the Safe Chemicals Act protect us?

How to join the party:

1. Follow @SaferChemicals and our expert panelists on Twitter.
2. Use the hashtag #saferchemicals on all of your tweets.

For a full list of the folks on the expert panel as well as more info on how to participate, check out this blog post.

Oh, and my book, The Non-Toxic Avenger: What you don't know can hurt you is available for pre-sale at Amazon! Please note that it's not due to come out until November.

1 comment:

Brenda Kidd said...

Procter And Gamble Main Ingredient that Is In Embalming Fluid Is In The Living Consumers Bodies Nationwide...
Consumers have inhaled, ingested, and absorbed through the skin, formaldehyde, the main chemical ingredient in Embalming Fluid.

Please click on the above link or copy and paste it in your browser and click enter to sign the Petition: By Choice For Procter & Gamble To Take The Contaminants Out Of Their Products.

A small amount of formaldehyde is added to preservatives, sanitisings, disinfectants and additives, which are mixed together to form a mixture, known as embalming fluid.

Although Formaldehyde is the main ingredient/contaminant in embalming fluid, it was not name an ingredient in consumers’ household products, personal care products and baby products, etc…

But, as of the middle part of 2011, formaldehyde has now been named a chemical that causes cancer, by the Federal Government. Currently, formaldehyde is not listed on most of the product labels.

When this mixture is injected into corpses (dead people) arterial, it stiffens and hardens the muscles and the skin, as well as, prevents the corpses from decomposition.
This formaldehyde mixture will change a sickles, very thin, sagging skin, even an open mouth, bruise body at the time of death, back to his or her original size and appearance, over a high, percentage of the time.


Please sign the petition: follow the above link…
1,4-Dioxane is not only in Tide Detergent, it is also in other products too. It is a man made flammable colorless liquid with an odor. It is a dangerous fire and explosion hazard when it is exposed to heat and flame.

Dry 1,4-dioxane is stable, but it becomes unstable when temperatures and pressures are elevated.

1,4-dioxane is found in everyday use of household products such as detergents, soap, shampoos, deodorant, body lotions, dishwashing soap, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Exposure to 1,4-dioxane could lead to severe health effects.
It has been indicated, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health that 1,4-dioxane can cause symptoms including dizziness, vomiting, unconsciousness, abdominal pain, and eye irritation.

1,4-dioxane can also trigger skin rashes in some children and adults.

It had been once said that 1,4-dioxane is banned throughout the European Union and has been listed since 1988 as a chemical known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity under the State of California’s Proposition 65.

If exposed to carcinogenic compounds it is believed to have the strongest effect during the growth and development stages of children.
Therefore, the greatest concern about 1,4-dioxane in personal care products is the potential exposure to children.
Since the effects of many carcinogens are cumulative, low-level of exposure to children beginning at a young age may result in considerable cancer risk over time.

Also The NIOSH International Chemical Safety Card on 1,4-dioxane indicated that 1,4-dioxane can be absorbed through the skin, which is of considerable concern, considering it is in many personal care products.

Many children's bath products contain 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer and skin allergies.

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