Kathy Curtis spoke to the International Association of Fire Fighters at their Redmond Symposium in New York City in August, 2011. You can see her speaking here (thanks to IAFF) and view her powerpoint presentation below.
A report from Clean and Healthy New York finds a significant portion of the crib mattresses in the U.S. market contain one or more chemicals of concern. The report titled The Mattress Matters: Protecting Babies While They Sleep, also finds that a number of mattress makers have made significant strides in reducing chemicals of concern.
Hosting a Healthy Homecoming party is an inspiring way to share practical tips on using safer alternatives to toxic chemicals and reducing pollution. The information in these kits will help you and your guests learn which products to avoid and why relying on toxic chemicals is not only dangerous, but also unnecessary.
Each kit focuses on a different topic, but all contain the same underlying message: manufacturers and governments need to get toxic chemicals out of their products, and our lives. Healthy Homecoming parties are a great way to spread the word to your friends, group members, co-workers and family.
Help us push for chemical policies that fully protect our bodies and environment from toxic chemicals!
There is growing, widespread public concern about the chemicals used to make everyday products. The marketplace is shifting, and new government regulations around the world are requiring companies to pay closer attention to the materials that go into their products. For New York's economy to thrive, it is important that its businesses are at the forefront of this trend.
To that end, we have created fact sheets and brief narrated power point presentations to share knowledge and resources with the business community. We invite you to utilize these materials as we work together to promote safer, less-toxic chemicals and products in New York's economy.
Nurses are trusted, credible spokespeople on a range of public health issues, including environmental health, and see first-hand the effects that toxic chemicals can have on the health of their patients. You can have a tremendous impact when educating your patients, other caregivers, and policy makers. To help promote environmental health education, we've created a series of fact sheets specifically for nurses and other healthcare professionals.