Many people believe that for a product to be sold, it has to first be proven safe.
Unfortunately this is far from the truth.
I ran across a great in depth article in Fast Company about product safety,
“There are no laws in place to ensure a company’s
product development process results in safe products,
because product safety is entirely voluntary.”
and to echo what I’ve been saying:
“Today, public outcry is doing much of the work
that government agencies cannot.”
More snippets from the very informative and long article follow:
Posted in Environment, Environmental Health, Health, Healthy Environment, Policy, Products, Public Health
Tagged child health, dressers, environmental sensitivities, fragrance chemicals, hazardous products
Would you like stores to stop selling everyday things that are full of harmful toxic chemicals?
What if you could feel better not only because you could be assured that the things you brought home were safe and healthy, but also because they were no longer full of the harmful chemicals that have been making you feel like crap?
In the absence of (and obstruction of) health protective regulations, we need to find other ways to get the changes happening that will allow ourselves and our grandchildren to live healthier lives.
Posted in Chemicals, Child Health, Environmental Health, Indoor Air Quality, MCS/ES, Toxic Trespass
Tagged child health, hazardous products, health, MCS, phthalates, science, toxic chemicals, video