Six billion pounds. That’s the number of chemicals Americans use each year—in products that we put on our bodies and in our homes. But many of these chemicals are practically undetectable. Often, you can’t see, taste or even smell them. In fact, some of these chemicals are there specifically to mask the telltale smell of other chemicals!
That’s why Rachel Sarnoff (MommyGreenest.com), Tania Reuben (PureNaturalDiva.com), Paige Wolf (PaigeWolf.com) and Alicia Voorhies (EarthMamaAngelBaby.com) want to equip you crucial information about what we’re calling “silent but deadly” toxic chemicals. Information that you can not only incorporate into your life, but share with your readers.
Indoor air pollution can lead to serious health problems like allergies and asthma. Childhood asthma rates are now at epidemic levels, with nearly seven million children affected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency indoor air pollution can be as much as 100 times higher, than outdoor air pollution – a statistic widely attributed to chemicals. The agency reports poor indoor air quality as one of the top five health risks in the United States. All this while we spend more and more time indoors.
Where can these air-polluting chemicals be found? In cleaning products, personal care products and scented products. In short, they have permeated every facet of our lives.
Want to learn how to recognize them and what better options to choose? Come to this panel!
Our panel will cover:
- Better read personal care, baby and cleaning product labels to identify “red flags” linked to hidden toxic chemicals.
- Identify KEY toxic ingredients to avoid on product labels.
- Utilize online resources to better assess just what’s in your products.
- Use air filters and houseplants to clean your air.
- Find a safer way to clean clothes.
- Use a common sense test to identify synthetic fragrances – so you can begin to train your senses to identify chemical scents.
- DIY your own “grandma tested” household cleaners, baby and personal care products from a handful of pantry ingredients.
- Perfume your air and products with safe and natural scents.
- And so much more!
This panel has a combined total of over 31 years of experience in the green space. Years of experience and know how to share just how easy it is to shift to better cleaners (Alicia), baby products (Rachel) and cosmetics and fragrance (Tania), and help you move from information to ACTION to create a safer environment for you, your family and your readers!
If you think it’s just a little lotion, room spray or disinfectant – how much harm are we talking about? This panel is designed for you. Americans spend over 14 Billion dollars a year on chemically filled cleaning products. We’ll challenge beliefs and provide real life solutions so you and your readers can create a safer home environment and look fabulous – it’s simple with the right tools.
Meet the Panel:
Alicia Voorhies– Alicia Voorhies, Social Media and Web Manager for Earth Mama Angel Baby and founder of TheSoftLanding.com, is a Registered Nurse and unapologetic natural living research geek. In 2007, she began working to educate parents about the dangers of toxic chemicals in everyday products and their effect on growing children. Her work has been cited by ABC News, Newsweek, New York Times, USA Today, Fox 4 News, KMBC 9 News, Better Kansas City, The Kansas City Star, National Geographic’s The Green Guide, Dr. Greene, Healthy Child Healthy World and the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff–Better known as “Mommy Greenest,” Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff is the former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and was editor of Children magazine—before she had three of her own. As a sustainable fashion, beauty, parenting and lifestyle expert who founded EcoStiletto.com, Rachel was featured in Los Angeles and Lucky magazines and appeared on “The Today Show,” “Access Hollywood” and “CNN Headline News,” among others. Today, she publishes MommyGreenest.com—“because you shouldn’t have to be a scientist to raise healthy kids.” Rachel is also a brand consultant and prenatal yoga teacher, who helps families with private Healthy Home Assessments. And, as part of Maker Studios, she posts videos at YouTube.com/RachelSarnoff. This Mommy Greenest lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children, who range in age from six to 14. Want less judgmental, more sustainable parenting advice? She delivers!
Tania Reuben–Tania Reuben is a passionate about “scents” education. Tania is best known as the founder of PureNaturalDiva.com and as the creative force behind Pure Natural Diva Botanicals she’s been called a maverick. The Pure Natural Diva adventure began in 2009, driven by a passion for helping others find simple ways to live an eco savvy lifestyle. In 2012 Tania began to develop beautiful effective organic beauty products – free of synthetic fragrance chemicals under the Pure Natural Diva brand. Tania gets around: She’s been featured on ABC News, CBS NEWS, Fox News, WBZTV, King 5, We Are Austin, and Martha Steward Living Radio. The Botanicals have been featured in Women’s Wear Daily, Fragrantica.com, BELLA NYC, Ca Fleur Bon, and Just Luxe to name a few. As a safe scents advocate, Tania has narrowed the focus of her eco savvy passion to focus on chemical & synthetic fragrance toxins that invade every facet of our lives.
Paige Wolf–Paige Wolf is a publicist, author, and green living expert who uses her media savvy and personal moxie to promote manageable eco-chic living. Paige is the owner of Paige Wolf Media and Public Relations, a B Corporation certified eco-friendly PR firm focused on sustainable clientele, and the author of Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt. Paige regularly appears on television as a green living expert, and she has been featured in publications including Boho, People.com, The Huffington Post, MSN.com, and Forbes.com. She frequently speaks at green living conferences and expos and has written about green living for several publications. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, two children, and American Hairless Terrier. Visit www.spitthatoutthebook.com for her blog on making green living practical, manageable, and affordable.