Polymers. Phlalates. Dioxane. I can hardly pronounce these things, much less understand where they can be found in the products inside my home. The products that my children use. The products that I give to my children that may be harming them.
Nancy and James Chuda lost their young daughter Collette to Wilm’s Tumor, a rare, non-hereditary cancer that they believe was caused by pesticide exposure. In 1991, the Chudas founded Healthy Child Healthy World, a leading organization that advocates for safer products, safer food and better policies regulating the use of harmful chemicals.
It stands to reason that these parents on a mission would want to recognize others who are working to make the world a better place. Four years ago they created an annual program called Mom On A Mission to do just that, and to help inspire other parents to take action on issues that affect their children.
Last year’s Mom On A Mission winner was Tamara Rubin, who founded founded the organization Lead Safe America after two of her four children were lead poisoned during a routine home renovation. Tamara jumps in to help families who have lead poisoned children with relocation and emergency abatement.
The finalists for the 2012 Mom on a Mission have been announced, and voting is open until October 15. We thought you’d like to see what these eight amazing women have done to change their own communities for the better.
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