A Safer World For Our Kids

If you have kids, know kids, shop for kids or were once a kid yourself , here are a few things you should know…..

As you’re getting ready to do some holiday giving please keep in mind while there are lots of cute gifts for kids that claim to be non-toxic, hypo allergenic etc most of the chemicals in those cute bubble baths, kiddie shaving cream and beauty sets have not been tested or regulated by our government. While the US has only banned 11 chemicals from our personal care items other countries have banned over 1,000. If you really want to share your love with a gift to the cute kids in your life please avoid these caustic products that may contain known carcinogens,

 

The must watch video for any parent or parent to be who is concerned about the health and development of their children.

Source: A Wake Up Story | Healthy Child Healthy World

 

If you are like most of us you have never thought about the safety of your childs car seat beyond how it can protect them in an accident. While that is a very important aspect we also need to be aware of how a car seat can harm it’s occupants during regular daily use…

The latest research on toxic chemicals in children’s car seats was released today by the nonprofit Ecology Center  at the consumer-friendly site, www.HealthyStuff.org.  Nearly three-quarters (73%) of seats tested contained hazardous halogenated flame retardants and over half contained non-halogenated organophosphate flame retardants, some of which are hazardous as well. The study finds that the flame retardant chemicals and alternatives used by companies are poorly regulated, putting consumers at risk, and questions the fire safety benefit of using these chemicals. Top rated companies in the study, Britax and Clek, have been proactively implementing policies to reduce hazards in their products while still meeting all safety standards. The poorest performing company was Graco.

 

http://www.ecocenter.org/healthy-stuff/reports/childrens-car-seat-study

 

The number of American children with learning and developmental disabilities has been climbing over the past decade, reaching nearly one in six by 2008. Read Safer Chemicals Healthy Families’ report to learn more, and see the top ten chemicals suspected of causing developmental neurotoxicity. 

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Giving Tuesday!

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday! It’s all great fun if you want to go shopping but I’m excited for this years Giving Tuesday! Join me on December 1st and send a donation to your favorite charity! If you donate through Paypal they will add 1% to your donation! It’s not much but every little bit counts! I will be using it to donate 10% of my earnings from this months Beauty And A Mission social to the Breast Cancer Fund.

I like to support the Breast Cancer Fund because they emphasize prevention! Check out their mission and vision!

Of course you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to give and you shouldn’t stop after Tuesday. I will be donating 10% of my personal social earnings each month. Please join me by shopping through my social if you aren’t shopping through a friends. Sending your own donations to the businesses that are making the changes you want to see in the world is the best move! We vote with our pocketbooks so make every vote count by being conscious of what you purchase and where you purchase it from.

Joining us as a Band of Beauty Member or a Consultant also triggers a donation to one of the three non-profits partnered with Beautycounter. You can choose from:

Environmental Working Group (EWG) uses the power of research and information to protect public health and the environment.

Why we love them: Their Skin Cosmetic Database allows you to search over 73,000 products for hazardous ingredients. ( I don’t know what I would have done without their ample amounts of research and information over the years.)

www.ewg.org

The Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.

Why we love them: The Breast Cancer Fund is a founding member and national coordinator of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a broad-based coalition working to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.
www.breastcancerfund.org

Healthy Child Healthy World empowers parents and caregivers to protect children from harmful chemicals.

Why we love them: Their easy actions and tips help families create safer environments where children can flourish.
www.healthychild.org

Finally, you can contact me to host a social on a mission of you’re own! Earn some free items and a discount on your purchases while having fun and learning about Beautycounter with your friends and family in person or online!

Happy Giving!