"Healthy choices for the unborn"

Harmful chemicals are eaten daily by pregnant women.

This creates an automatic supply line for toxins to enter the newborns blood stream.

A “pre-polluted baby”

Environmental Working Group (EWG) studied the umbilical cord blood of ten Americans newborns. We found nearly 300 chemicals in their cord blood, including BPA, perchlorate, fire retardants, lead, mercury, and PCBs.

Stop pre-pollution, by enacting stronger chemical laws that will protect babies like Cal. The Kid-Safe Chemicals Act may be introduced this month.

Please sign the petition before then to show Congress that Americans want protection from these chemicals. We are just 5,375 signatures away.

Please help us create a safer word for our children.

Please support the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act today by signing our petition to Congress.

The chemicals we found in our testing are increasingly linked to serious long-term health effects like learning deficits, infertility, ADHD and even childhood cancer.

Making sure our children aren’t being born pre-polluted is too important to not take action. Sign our petition today to let Congress know it is time for them to act.

Thank you for standing up to protect children like Cal and helping us put toxic chemicals on Congress’ “to do” list. It’s time.
Ken Cook, President
Environmental Working Group
and EWG Action Fund

"McCain's supplement bill"

Congress will likely pass around 500 bills in 2010 that will impact the lives of every-day Americans like you and I.

One of Senator McCain’s latest bills shouldn’t be among them, and you can help make certain his bill doesn’t see the light of day.

He introduced a misguided bill that threatens access to dietary and health supplements many Americans depend on.

The stated aim of his so-called Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA) is to curb doping in major league sports. But in reality, the bill will do more harm than good. The FDA already has power to do more to stop illegal steroids. What’s most troubling is that if Senator McCain’s bill passes, it would repeal key protections in the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and give the FDA sweeping new powers.

What would this mean for us? It would likely lead to drastically fewer supplements available and higher prices.

The public outcry has gotten Senator McCain’s attention, but time is running out. A final big push could change McCain’s mind.

Please take a moment and urge your Senator to oppose Senator McCain’s harmful anti-supplement legislation.

It is critical that we keep the pressure on, and with your help, we can ensure the final defeat of this bad bill. The following are the four parts of the bill.


1. Requires all dietary supplement manufacturing, processing and holding facilities to register with the Secretary of Health and Human Services;

2. Gives the Food and Drug Administration authority to issue a mandatory recall order if a dietary supplement is adulterated or misbranded or “the use of such supplement could cause serious adverse health consequences such as death;”

3. Requires the FDA commissioner to publish guidelines on new dietary ingredients “as soon as possible;”

4. Mandates the FDA notify the Drug Enforcement Administration when a new product contains a synthetic anabolic steroid.

Athletes from various sports have blamed positive drug tests on substances that turn up in dietary supplements even though they aren’t listed as ingredients on the label.

McCain has said his bill would protect professional and Olympic athletes — along with casual sports participants who use supplements.

Please contact your senators today and tell them not to co-sponsor or support Senator McCain’s bill.