Pam Smith is the new LDA Texas Outreach Coordinator for the Healthy Children’s Project (HCP), an entity of the Learning Disabilities Association, designed to help get toxic chemicals out of our environment. Every day children in our country are being exposed to chemicals that have been linked to cancer, ADHD, and other learning disabilities. Presently the Learning Disabilities Association is participating in a National Day of Action, asking Dollar Tree stores to work with their suppliers to get toxic chemicals like phthalates and lead out of their products. Watch Tracy Gregorie, Healthy Children Project Director, in her video summarizing the effort that is so important to the health and welfare of our children.
Through testing HCP has documentation that earrings contain lead and table cloths had lead as well. Silly straws were found to be full off toxic chemicals as well. We are proud to be aligned with Campaign for Healthier Solutions. We have been trying to meet with Dollar Tree to enact a protocol for their partners to use only safer chemicals in their items sold.
Won’t you join us? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel a passion for helping to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in our children and want to get involved.