News Advisory - Babies, Kids and Parents Rally at Queen's Park to Get Rid of Toxic Chemicals



    Plastic baby bottles and sippy cups among kids' products that contain
    harmful chemicals

    TORONTO, Nov. 15 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:       On National Child Day, babies, kids, moms, dads and daycares
                are taking over Queen's Park in a family fun rally to get rid
                of toxic chemicals. Harmful chemicals are in products that
                kids and families use everyday: plastic baby bottles and
                sippy cups, soft plastic toys and tin cans used for infant
                formula and food.

                The Ontario government has pledged to pass a law to get toxic
                chemicals out of these and other products. The family fun
                rally is calling on the government to get cracking and take
                action now on toxic chemicals that threaten children's
                health.

    WHEN:       Tuesday, November 20, 2007
                10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
                Rain or shine

    WHERE:      Queen's Park, front lawn (in front of the Ontario Legislature
                building)
                (nearest intersection: College and University, just north of
                the Queen's Park subway station)

    WHO:        Live Performance by: Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch
                Monique Fabregas, Mother and Founder of Greenmom
                Dr. Rick Smith, Executive Director, Environmental Defence
                Dr. Pete Myers, CEO of Virginia-based Environmental Health
                Sciences, and author of "Our Stolen Future"

    VISUALS:    Live performance by Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch. Parents,
                kids, babies and daycare centres rallying to ban toxic
                chemicals, complete with 'baby' pickets.

    INTERVIEWS: Moms, Dads and experts in the field are available in advance
                of and during the rally for interviews.
    

    About Environmental Defence (www.environmentaldefence.ca) Environmental
Defence protects the environment and human health. We research. We educate. We
go to court when we have to. All in order to ensure clean air, safe food and
thriving ecosystems. Nationwide.





For further information:

For further information: Or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232; (647)
280-9521 (cell)

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