Stop the presses, we have to postpone our previously planned blog post with this latest news that everyone needs to hear about….
In a just released announcement, the San Francisco-based environmental nonprofit organization known as the Environmental Law Foundation has announced that more than 85% of bottled juices, juice boxes, packaged fruit, and fruit baby food tested contain lead that could exceed federal limits. And let’s make it clear this group didn’t just test a few products here or there. The organization tested nearly 400 samples from 150 branded products.
Just how much lead? The quantities found could warrant a warning label under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Umm, I don’t think we want anyone ingesting these products. These really don’t sound safe in any way, shape or form.
Here is the link with the products found to potentially contain lead:
And perhaps especially alarming is the fact that the group of tested products included organic products, and products from the types of places and brand names you would expect to be safe. Seriously, we all trust certain brands and retailers. We think that the products we purchase there are safe (not always the healthiest….but we assume they are safe).
So I use this news story to (1) point out the danger that exists, so you can keep your kids and family safe and avoid these potentially dangerous products, and to (2) assure all of you that Tiny Tush products are the best quality and are made from the safest, gentlest materials available.
I take it very, very seriously that so many parents trust Tiny Tush to keep their babies clean and healthy. The diaper area is a very sensitive place on the human body – and we need to protect it in every way we can. I assure you that Tiny Tush products help you do this as they do not contain any harmful or hazardous toxins.
But what can you do to take action to protect your family? And yes! There are steps you can take:
- If possible, buy local products. Purchase fresh produce, dairy, meats, etc. from local farmers. You will reduce your carbon footprint, support the local economy and local business people/farmers, and also really know where your food comes from.
- You can make your own juice, your own baby food, and more. In future blogs we will post some ideas and recipes.
- Know and understand which products did not “flunk” the high lead test – check out the bottom part of each page in this link: http://www.envirolaw.org/documents/ProductsTestedforLeadFINAL.pdf
But I really think this is an opportunity for us to take more control and understanding of our food intake. We all have the power to make better choices for ourselves, our families, and our communities. I know I am going to see in my household if there are any places where I can make more of a positive difference.
And if you ever have any questions, or have anything on your mind about parenting that you want to discuss, feel free to connect with me directly. I love what I do, which is helping to make the lives of babies and their families as best as they can be – and it doesn’t have to be directly related to diapers.