Los Angeles, Calif. (February 2nd, 2010) --- Chronic childhood illnesses – asthma, allergies, autism, cancer, obesity and diabetes – are plaguing our nation, and credible
scientific evidence links chemical exposure to many of these conditions. Yet, most of the roughly 80,000 chemicals in everyday products like cosmetics and food packaging have slipped through
the regulatory system almost entirely unchecked for potential health impacts. Sadly, most parents are unaware and unwittingly expose their children to risky products every day.
Today, the national non-profit Healthy Child Healthy World set out on an ambitious journey to wake-up millions of American parents to
these unnecessary risks through a web-based video campaign, A
Wake Up Story.
This dynamic, short video seeks to inform and inspire,
with Healthy Child there to teach families how to minimize risk, purchase safer products, and push Congress to enact protective legislation. Help us wake up America!
A Wake Up Story paints a vivid picture of the world we
live in today – exposing our co-existence with invisible, pervasive industrial chemicals. “People are stunned to discover that the products they use all the time contain chemicals linked to
cancer, infertility, and even obesity. But, it’s an undeniable fact,” says Christopher Gavigan, Executive Director of Healthy Child Healthy World. Gavigan stated that “we’re mobilizing a
movement of parents to demand protection because nothing’s more important than the health of our children. And, these toxic chemicals disproportionately impact them, oftentimes causing
The debate rages on: Is 2010 poised to be a year of change? Healthy Child thinks so, but with Congress deadlocked in partisan politics, it’s up to “we the people” to make things happen.
Few of us have the capacity to be full-time activists. Healthy Child Healthy World is fond of this little mantra: “No one can do
everything but everyone can do something.” Small steps can lead up to big changes. For almost 20 years, Healthy Child has helped parents understand this new reality, taught them how
to avoid exposure, and provided the tools they need to do something about it.
Join in the fight for safer chemicals and healthier children. Take a few minutes to watch the video, share it with your friends and family, and be a
part of the movement.
“Together, we can change the world…one home at a time.”
About Healthy Child Healthy World
Healthy Child Healthy World is a national, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization that inspires parents to protect young children from harmful
chemicals. The organization exists because more than 125 million Americans, predominantly children, now face an historically unprecedented rise in chronic diseases and illnesses such as cancer,
autism, asthma, allergies, birth defects, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and learning and developmental disabilities.
Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to environmental hazards and household chemicals as causing and contributing to many of these diseases. Healthy Child Healthy World aims to
educate parents, support protective policies and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy
environments where children and families can flourish. Please visit Healthy Child for more info.