Autism Society of Washington Board Member Advocates for Safe Chemicals on Capitol Hill
June 8, 2011
Julie Strandquist (on right in photo), a mother, pediatric registered nurse and board member of the Autism Society of Washington (Spokane Chapter), traveled to Washington, D.C., in late May to show her support for the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2011” (S. 847), legislation that would regulate chemicals put on the market for consumer safety.
“You can monitor your child’s diet, take them to and from therapy, and give them supplements, which is all good. What few parents realize is that what we cook on, clean with, drink from, sleep on, walk on, wash with, etc., is not stringently regulated or tested. There are several hundred toxins in these components that we are exposed to and not informed of the dangers,” Strandquist said.
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