protect our babies
We're reposting this message from Michelle in California, as sent by Mom's Across America. It's powerful and important. Please take the time to visit, read, and consider signing and sharing the petition at the bottom.
Trigger warning: content about birth defects, miscarriage, and infant death.
"I lost my baby due to anencephaly. I was exposed to Roundup (glyphosate) when a family member sprayed our yard early in my pregnancy. My baby was born without a brain, took a few breaths, and died. When I heard about the increased birth defects in Hawaii, Washington State, and now the UK, and learned that glyphosate and atrazine have been linked to these birth defects, I knew I had to speak up. People don't know that these toxic chemicals we are spraying in our yards, on farms and orchards, city parks, county roads, and water ways could be killing our babies.
This has to stop.
I am starting this petition to raise awareness and to ask the EPA to do 3 things:
- Test the affected area resident's water, urine and breast milk for glyphosate, atrazine, lead and other toxins to prevent further deaths.
- Require proof of safety via tests of the COMBINATIONS, all the ingredients in the products together, not just one "active chemical ingredient". If the entire product is not proven safe it should not be permitted anywhere.
- Ban toxic chemicals from products that can be used in gardens, school yards, trees, public spaces on feed and food crops.
I am asking moms in America to speak up too, go to www.momsacrossamerica.com/action and apply for free glyphosate and pesticide water and urine testing if you have had multiple miscarriages or a baby with anencephaly, gastrochisis or other birth defects. If you know of a childhood cancer cluster, please also ask those parents to come forward and also apply to get their children tested.
When we know better, we do better. It is time to face the fear of knowing so we can take action and save lives.
Please sign and share this petition!