All kids should be toxic free kids! But they aren’t.
Children born today are exposed to a wide array of pollutants that previous generations did not encounter. These include toxic chemicals from air, water, and consumer products, including items specifically designed for infants and children.
Childhood illnesses, particularly childhood cancer and neurodevelopmental diseases, are on the rise. The rate of childhood cancer in the United States has risen by 34% since 1975.
The rate of neurodevelopmental diseases among children 3-17 increased 38% between 1997 and 2017.
We should not accept this. Let’s ban the most toxic chemicals from children’s products. And let’s require manufacturers and distributors to disclose all chemicals of concern added to children’s clothing, toys, personal care products, teethers, nap mats, strollers and other items we use on and around infants and children.
Please ask your Massachusetts legislators to cosponsor H939 An Act for Toxic Free Kids.