On April 30th, 2014, Seventh Generation's Toxin Freedom Fighter, Zephyr Chaffer, presented a petition which included 120,000 signatures, to Senator Kristen Gillibrand of New York. This petition, geared toward Congress, suggested a nationwide stance against toxic and harmful chemicals laws in our country.
The Toxin Freedom Fighters, adorned in capes, issued this petition in hopes of providing substantial results from environmental testing, which would support the amendment of the 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act. John Replogle(Seventh Generation President and CEO) was in attendance, as was Kristi Marsh,(Mother of three, breast cancer survivor, and advocate)and David Levin(Member of the American Sustainable Business Council)
The Toxic Substance Control Act is outdated and ineffective, and Americans are concerned about the chemicals and the impact of these toxins in consumer products. There are thousands of chemicals that are currently used in the manufacturing of these products that have not been tested for the impact they actually have on humans, and the environment. This is truly unacceptable. The safety and health of our families is extremely important. Exposure to toxic chemicals may inevitably lead to cancer, other diseases, and future health concerns.
Congress must begin to protect our families.
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