Important to me because of them; Important to me for them. Important to me for your kiddos, too. Important for us all.
Without a doubt, every single one of us has in some shape or form been affected by cancer. Whether it's someone we know personally, or even a blog we've read, it's more than likely shaken us to our core.
It's pretty awful.
It's really awful.
Do you know HOW much more common cancer is than it use to be?
Do you know why?
I have a few guesses and they are starting to have facts that prove to be accurate.
Chemicals. Chemicals in food. Chemicals in packaging. Chemicals in the air.
I remember reading THIS article forever ago. I think it was written in 2008. It states that one in three American's will be diagnosed with cancer, usually before the age of 65. It also says that modern studies show that only 15% of cancers are inherited genetic defects.
The other 85%? Oh, those are due to chemicals.
I don't think it's fair that our government is contributing to this epidemic. People will get sick and medicine will be needed without having to get cancer. I understand they need companies to make medicine and they need (want) people to buy them. That's politics. Not my favorite thing ever, by any means, but unfortunately, it's the way our country works in the present.
However, as far as allowing people to poison us? I'm notsomuch down with that.
I think we should be able to fight against it and make a difference.
People can make a difference. You can make a difference.
There is currently a petition you can find HERE, to help stop cancer-causing chemicals from going into food packaging. It will go to the U.S Food and Drug Administration.
Of course this petition is one of thousands, I'm sure, but it has me thinking and hopefully it does you, too.
If you read the petition, you will find it says that, "The FDA just announced that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial hormone-disrupting chemical that studies show is linked with cancer, obesity, heart disease, and other life-threatening diseases."
Thank you, FDA. One down and a long list to go.
I teamed with Moms Clean Air Force a while back and we did make a difference on the clean air act. It's insane that it takes an army against a few people, but again, politics. Who knew the air we breathe could be determined.
No, I've not ever held the hand of someone dying from cancer, but I know someone that has. I have held my baby as he left this world, and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Not this year and not in the next hundred years as this could potentially continue if, by all means, EVERYONE doesn't fight against it.
Sad, but true.
I'll get off my horse, but honestly, we should all get on it about this.
I can't stand the thought of something happening to these two, or their kids...or their kids, etc. or your kids.