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Moms Clean Air Force | Being A Good Mom Means Protecting My Children

Being a good mom means protecting my children by feeding them healthy, chemical-free foods, providing toxic-free shelter for them, and protecting them from harm. Whether our children are infants or adults, fighting to protect their children is the number one role of moms worldwide.

Watch this video to hear author and mom, Ayelet Waldman’s story about why she joined Moms Clean Air Force. Her child was almost permanently brain damaged from exposure to mercury in tuna.

Join the Force at American Lung Association; the American Medical Association; the American Heart Association; the American Academy of Pediatricians; the American Nurses Association are determined to strengthen clean air regulations.

Moms Clean Air Force is a powerful organization of thousands of moms who are helping to support the right to clean air. They are a non profit organization that brings awareness to The Clean Air Act, Environmental Protection Agency, and the lobbyists and politicians in Congress who are fighting to pass laws to allow toxins to be dumped into our atmosphere.

As moms we do everything we can to keep our children safe and sound. We look for the healthiest foods we can afford; we avoid toxic chemicals in our products & shelters. But there are some things we simply can’t buy. Clean air is one of those things.

Here are some important facts:

I joined Moms Clean Air Force because I believe it is important to join forces with other women to fight for the rights of our children. Our children have a right to clean air and to be protected from toxins in the air.

1. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. The developing brains of fetuses and young children are especially vulnerable to mercury poisoning. Almost ¾ of mercury air emissions come from coal-fired power plants; over 400,000 newborns are exposed to elevated mercury levels, in their mothers’ blood, every year.

2. American coal plants produce 386,000 tons of hazardous air pollutants every year. These poisons affect every part of the human body, leading to disease, birth defects, brain damage, premature death and cancers.

3. Among other toxins in air pollution: arsenic, chromium and nickel cause cancer; lead damages the nervous system; acid gases irritate the nose and throat; dioxins affect the reproductive endocrine and immune systems; volatile organic compounds weaken lungs and eyes.

Let’s make a difference by uniting with thousands of other women and JOIN Moms Clean Air Force to support the new EPA Mercury and Air Toxicity Standards for clean air, scheduled to be released on December 15 and also ask President Obama to SUPPORT these strong new Mercury standards.

Our children and their children have the right to quality air.

Our children’s futures depends on it.

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Moms Clean AirForce and BlogHer.  All opinions are my own.

14 Comments Post a comment
  1. It’s such an important issue and one that requires all of us to do our part. Thanks for sharing!

    December 9, 2011
  2. Thanks for getting the message out there!

    December 9, 2011
  3. Great message. It makes me so furious that we are still using such outdated energy technology. I know that with we are capable of more.

    December 9, 2011
  4. Very Important! Thanks for the awareness.

    December 9, 2011
  5. Un tema muy importante que la verdad no le prestamos la atención que requiere.

    December 9, 2011
  6. I love all the work that Moms Clean Air Force is doing and joined them earlier this year. Thanks for sharing all this information!

    December 9, 2011
  7. It seems so strange that we have to fight for health and the safety of our children. You’d think that would be a given. I wonder what has to happen in order for horrible things like this to happen!

    December 9, 2011
  8. What a great thing you’re doing by joining the Clean Air Force!

    December 9, 2011
  9. As someone passionate about the environment, I am so glad you joined and are helping to spread the word. I wonder what I can do to get involved?

    December 10, 2011
  10. Molly Rauch #

    Thanks for highlight the mercury issue. It’s hard to believe that a known neurotoxin is so cavalierly introduced into the food chain. We know it harms childrens’ brains. We CAN get electricity without mercury — it just has to be a priority of the government. That’s where the voices of moms and others come in. It’s so important to speak up for clean air.

    December 11, 2011
  11. Amen Eva! I couldn’t agree more.

    December 11, 2011
  12. Super informative, Eva! I had no idea Mercury was so dangerous. Thank you this post and raising awareness!

    December 11, 2011
  13. Joined, thanks for raising awareness!!

    December 14, 2011

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