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November 20, 2009

Babies Crawl to Take a Stand



Thousands of babies are on a mission to Washington, D.C. They’re fed up with being exposed to more than 80,000 untested toxic chemicals lurking in their homes. OK, so not literally. But the Million Baby Crawl campaign is and they’re taking a stand for those that, well, can’t stand.

The campaign’s sponsor, Seventh Generation, plus Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and celebrities, such as Erin Brockovich, have joined together in support of the Million Baby Crawl. They want to strengthen the Toxic Substance Control Act, which currently regulates only 200 toxic chemicals.

The campaign wants to not only eliminate toxic chemicals in the home, but also demands that companies creating and using toxic chemicals be held more accountable. Exposure to harmful chemicals can lead to a slew of health problems, especially in newborns -- and these substances are terrible for the environment.

To show your support, go to the Million Baby Crawl Web site. You can create a baby avatar, crawl to Washington, D.C., view campaign videos, and learn more about the effects of toxic substances.

--Julie Littman

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