#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/9: Harmful Chemicals in Consumer Products


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Did you know many everyday products in your house contain harmful chemicals?

Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Claire’s, and Monsanto are all currently facing backlash over chemicals in their baby, cosmetic, and gardening products — which have reportedly caused severe health issues, such as cancer.

Many people are urging stricter chemical regulation.

But as government officials and companies grapple with product regulation, these chemicals cause intolerance and other health side effects that drastically impact the lives of consumers and commercial laborers. These health inequities can affect Latinos, who work with these products more frequently than other demographics.SaludTues 4/9

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to share relevant information about how to improve the safety of everyday products purchased by Latinos and all people:

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Stay Safe amid Harmful Chemicals in Consumer Products.”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (@HealthyHousing); IndoorChem (@IndoorChem), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Chemistry of Indoor Environments Program; and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (@CaliforniaDTSC)

We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore:

  • What are some of the chemical and products that are cause for concern?
  • How are federal, state regulators handling regulation of these substances?
  • What are some action people are taking to help urge for safer products?
  • How can you get involved?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can keep for Latino and all people safe from harmful chemicals.

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats — discover how you can get involved.

Editor’s Note: This tweetchat is part of a collaboration between Salud America! and the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) program at UT Health- San Antonio. To find out if you are TILTed due to exposure to everyday foods, chemicals, or drugs, take a self-assessment or learn more about TILT.

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