We are constantly exposed to toxic chemicals in our food, drinking water, and consumer products. Yet very few chemicals have been tested for safety by the government before they are put into toys our children play with, health and beauty products we apply to our skin, and furniture we bring into our homes. We are constantly exposed to chemicals that haven’t been proven safe—and these exposures add up over time.
Toxic chemical exposure is linked to a host of health effects including: cancer, learning disabilities, autism and developmental disorders, fertility problems, asthma and other respiratory problems, endocrine disruption, and lowered IQ. We need to protect the most vulnerable populations from toxic chemical exposure – fetuses, newborns, children, pregnant and nursing mothers, men who father children, and workers.