Detox nalgene

Drinking from polycarbonate Nalgene water bottles is an everyday activity for millions of people who want to stay healthy and hydrated while reducing their impact on the planet. Unfortunately, Nalgene users are getting an unhealthy dose of bisphenol A, the known endocrine disruptor, which leaches from polycarbonate water bottles into liquids. Studies indicate bisphenol A may lead to serious health problems including miscarriage, chromosomal defects and prostate cancer.

What we want
The Detox Nalgene campaign wants Nalgene to switch from using the chemical bisphenol A in their polycarbonate water bottles to a safer alternative.

Why we’re asking it
In approximately 200 published animal and human cell studies, exposure to bisphenol A has been shown to cause serious adverse effects including miscarriage, impaired brain development, male and female reproductive defects, early onset of puberty, obesity and most recently, cancer. Please click here to check our bisphenol A fact sheet and links to studies.

How we’ll win
We will use consumer and retailer organizing to educate Nalgene users about this dangerous chemical, and to apply pressure to Nalgene to make this important change in production. We will be sending the company mass quantities of emails, written letters, and messages tucked inside our old Nalgene bottles. Our message is clear: Nalgene, stop using bisphenol A and any other harmful chemicals in your products. We have been loyal customers- it is time you act responsibly and protect our health and the health of the environment.

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Dear Lord,
Every single evening
As I’m lying here in bed,
This tiny little Prayer
Keeps running through my head:

God bless all my family

Wherever they may be,
Keep them warm and safe from harm
For they’re so close to me.
And God, there is one more thing
I wish that you could do;
Hope you don’t mind me asking,
Please bless my computer too.
Now I know that it’s unusual
To Bless a motherboard,
But listen just a second
While I explain it to you, Lord.
You see, that little metal box
Holds more than odds and ends;
Inside those small compartments
Rest so many of my friends.
I know so much about them
By the kindness that they give,
And this little scrap of metal
Takes me in to where they live.

By faith is how I know them

Much the same as you.
We share in what life brings us
And from that our friendships grew.
Please take an extra minute
From your duties up above,
To bless those in my address book
That’s filled with so much love.
Wherever else this prayer may reach
To each and every friend,
Bless each e-mail inbox
And each person who hits ‘send’.
When you update your Heavenly list
On your own Great CD-ROM,
Bless everyone who says this prayer
Sent up to

Operation Smile

Crest and Oral-B Partner with Operation Smile to See the Difference, Make a Difference from  January through March 2009, Crest and Oral-B are encouraging people across the country to pledge to see the difference in their own smile while also making a difference in children’s smiles worldwide.

OPERATION SMILE was founded in 1982 by Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen S. Magee, Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s medical charity headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia

More than 120,000 children and young adults in 26 countries have received reconstructive surgeries thanks to thousands of trained healthcare professionals and volunteers.

People can also make a difference by simply purchasing Crest and Oral-B products, as Crest and Oral-B will make a monetary  and product donation to Operation Smile to help give new smiles to children in need.

Crest and Oral-B have partnered with Operation Smile, a not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization that provides reconstructive facial surgery to indigent children and young adults in developing countries.

Since its inception in 1982, Operation Smile volunteers have provided surgeries for more than 120,000 children and young adults all over the world.

From January through March 2009, when people buy Crest or Oral-B products to help see the difference in their own smile, Crest and Oral-B will make a difference in children’s smiles worldwide in partnership with Operation Smile. “We are thrilled to partner again with Crest and Oral-B. See the difference, make a difference is a win-win for everyone,” says William P. Magee, Jr., DDS, MD, Operation Smile co-founder and CEO. “The program empowers people to not only significantly improve their own dental health, but it also helps us at Operation Smile provide life-changing surgery to correct the smiles of children around the world.