Plastic baby bottles and sippy cups among kids' products that contain
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
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
(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)