Jennifer Beals 力撑安全化学物
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[dropcap style=”square” title=”身”]兼演员和母亲角色的Jennifer Beals最近加入了华盛顿特区“更安全化学物-健康家庭”组织在本周的活动，全力促进美国国会通过《安全化学物法案》。我有幸找到机会和Jennifer一起，谈论她何以对这个重大话题如此关心。 大家都来在下面给Jennifer留言支持吧。——Lindsay Dahl, 副总监
自此之后我开始很认真地检查身边的产品。我发现自己原来想当然地认为它们都是安全的。 最初我以我的鼻子先行。我想为什么在温度飙升的日子里，那些人造草地会发出如同燃烧的车胎那样的味道呢？ 噢，因为它们的填充物正是捣碎之后重复使用的车胎，一旦受热便是放出有毒气味。再次，我琢磨着这些味道的成分。 后来我知道了它们大部分是致癌物PAHs(多环芳香烃)。
JB：我知道有很多人，他们的孩子被癌症夺走了生命，太多的女性患上了乳癌……[pullquote3 align=”right” textColor=”#000000″]当你有了孩子它将彻底改变你的生活。对我来说，这让我更关注更多的事情……[/pullquote3]
（JBCN注：本次访问比较易懂，也无需什么注释了。站长Be我唯一想说的是——“大人，欢迎您老人家到天朝来！” :expert: ）
Actress Jennifer Beals lends her support for safer chemicals
[dropcap4 variation=”black”]A[/dropcap4]ctress and mother, Jennifer Beals, has joined Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in Washington D.C. this week to urge Congress to pass the Safe Chemicals Act. I had time to sit down with Jennifer to talk about why she cares about this important issue. Leave Jennifer a supportive note in the comments below! ~ Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director
Q:When did you first become aware of these issue?
I first got a clue as to the wrong that needed to be made right when I opened a 3-D Star Wars puzzle and was struck by the intensity of the fumes so much so that I thought I was going to vomit. I then threw out the puzzle and had a headache for the rest of the day. What were those fumes MADE of I wondered that would elicit such a strong reaction in my body?
After that I started looking more carefully at products around me. I realized I took their safety for granted. At first I followed my nose. I wondered why on hot and not so hot days does the synthetic playing field smell like burning tires? Oh, because its infill is made with crumbled up, repurposed tires that are giving off toxic fumes in the heat. Again I had to wonder what are those fumes comprised of? I learned later that they’re largely comprised of carcinogenic PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons).
Q: What drives your passion?
Love drives my passion. Love for my child and yours, love for my friends…the amount of toxic chemicals in makeup alone is staggering.
I think we are living in the most extensive human experiment imaginable, one that is without our consent because it is largely being conducted without our knowledge. We look to our government to provide our basic rights of clean air and water and yet right in front of us, in things we may be exposed to everyday, like our couches, cleaning fluids, toys, makeup or synthetic playing fields lie toxic chemicals that have for the most part gone untested in their effect on human health.
When you read that chemicals categorized and prohibited as flame retardants in Japan and Europe were being used as an emulsifier in a sports drink regularly ingested by children or that BPA, a plastic in some baby bottles is a hormone disruptor and you look at the multiplying rates of pediatric cancer it is simply time to rethink the way we look at how chemicals are scrutinized.
Q:Why did you decide to join Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families?
I know too many people whose children have died of pediatric cancer, too many women with breast cancer…
When I read that chemicals categorized as potential carcinogens by the World Health Association (WHO) are used in our daily products, and that those chemicals are being found in our children and in women’s breast milk, I had to get involved.
TSCA is a failure. We need to rethink the legislation not only for ourselves but for the countless generations that are relying on us to keep them safe and healthy.
When you have a child it changes your life in myriad ways. For me it has made me more attentive to so many things, including the many untested chemicals in and around us -AND it’s made me want to do something about it.
That’s why I’m joining Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families to urge Congress to pass the much needed Safe Chemicals Act…As my high school advisor use to say, “If not you, then who?”
Join Jennifer Beals and take action now!
[ via Saferchemicals.org ]