by MPD
Categories: Causes, People.

millionbabycrawlRemember the film Erin Brockovich? Well, the real life Erin is joining Seventh Generation for the Million Baby Crawl — a campaign urging congress to apply stronger chemical regulations.

Seventh Generation and Brockovich, along with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, is asking Washington to pass the Kids Safe Chemicals Act, which would require chemical manufacturers to do safety tests on their products and publicly release the results.

It turns out that more than 1.25 million children in America are unintentionally poisoned in the home each year. According to the campaign’s site, “Since 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required safety testing on only 200 of the more than 80,000 chemicals on the market.”

If you’d like to know more about the Million Baby Crawl and sign their petition (I just did), stop on by Seventh Generation’s site. Also, make sure you check out the adorable campaign video below.

  • deedee-lite

    I hope there’s a stipulation that chemical manufacturers and the government conduct these safety tests without using animals. I tried to find more information on this point on the Safer Chemicals website, but couldn’t…