Appeal to your representative Senators!

Toxic chemicals surround us. We envelope ourselves and our children in toxic perfumed laundry detergents; we smear our bodies and hair with untested creams, gels and shampoos. We further damage our health with pesticides used in lawn and garden care, and in agriculture. It is time for legislation to replace the never adequate and very outdated Toxics Substances Control Act. To view each entry, just click on the title or link(s) within each entry.

Monday, January 31, 2011

New Jersey Has Twin Bills Pending to Restrict Pesticide Use

First Connecticut, then New York and now, New Jersey with New Hampshire and Maine close behind. Is this a race? Well, yes, in a sense. It is about legislation to restrict the use of pesticides on school grounds, playing fields and parks. Our children's health is most at risk from exposures to synthetic pesticides for lawns. These states along with the Canadian government, European countries, entire New Jersey municipalities, townships in Massachusetts, the City of Anchorage, Alaska... are doing the right thing. We are being exposed to too many toxic chemicals that we think we do not have choices about, or forget that we have control over, but we do have control! Empower yourself and your family: you can easily find alternatives to using conventional lawn chemicals. It is your right to have control over your exposures to harmful chemicals and we can start today by decreasing the exposures right beneath our feet--in our lawns and gardens. I and others share grave concerns for our children and for all of us.

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