It’s a fact. Kids today are sicker than they were a generation ago, and pesticides are part of the reason why.
From childhood cancers to birth defects and asthma, a startling array of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. Public health experts tell us we have a “silent pandemic” of learning disabilities and disorders, with one of every 6 children affected.
Concerned parents can make smart choices at home that do make a difference, but we can’t protect kids from pesticides one household at a time. It’s time we name and tackle this problem by building a national conversation — from the ground up.
Do one thing.
Nobody can do everything, but everybody can choose one thing and do it. Whether it’s writing a letter or check, making a phone call, or being a conscientious consumer — we each have real power. That power builds when we act together, and it starts when one person does one thing.
Pledge to be a kids’ health conversation starter in your community! Write letters to your local paper, activate people in your network — whatever your starting point, the folks at Pesticide Action Network have created some tools to help.
After signing the pledge, you’ll find a 2-page discussion guide with facts and figures from PAN’s latest report outlining the state of the science on pesticides and children’s health, A Generation in Jeopardy. Take it out in the world, and start the conversation.
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