Participants can bring in items such as toys, Halloween costumes, and baby products to be tested instantly for harmful chemicals, such as lead, cadmium, and toxic flame-retardants. Attendees will also learn how to reduce their families' exposure to toxic chemicals in everyday products.
Invited guests include Senator Carl Levin, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Gary Peters, candidates for the US Senate, 14th Congressional District, and the 37th, 39th, 40th, and 43rd State House Districts.
In the past few months, there has been a surge in public concern for the health and environmental impacts of toxic chemicals. A recent poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner found that 66-percent of Michigan voters support stricter regulation of chemicals found in every day products.
Event attendees will have the opportunity to speak to candidates about these environmental health issues.