Join Us at the Toxie Awards on June 16!

Formaldehyde-web1

Guest post by Katherine Rojas-Jahn, Healthy Legacy Coalition Coordinator at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

They contribute to certain types of cancer, development disorders, infertility and other health problems. They are in our homes, workplaces and schools. They are the toxic chemicals in our every day products, and it’s time they are recognized for their harmful effects. Join the Healthy Legacy coalition at The Toxies, a satirical awards show for “bad actor chemicals,” Thursday, June 16th at Intermedia Arts (map) from 5:15-7:30 pm. From 5:15-6:00 there will be a reception with complimentary appetizers, wine and a special Toxie cocktail. The awards show will begin following the reception. RSVP now!

“Bad actor chemicals,” referred to as such by researchers due to their links to harmful health effects and prevalence in our lives, have been nominated in categories like “Worst and Longest Running Performance” (Mercury) and “Worst Chemical Body Burden” (Dioxin). Formaldehyde, Bisphenol A (BPA), Lead and others will be in attendance, played by actors.

Help raise awareness around the important issue of toxic chemicals in our every day products. RSVP now to this limited-seating event for free! And don’t forget to vote for Minnesota’s People’s Choice Award for Worst Performance of the Year by a toxic chemical. The winning toxic chemical will receive a Minnesota Toxie Award live at the event.

Need help choosing? Watch videos from the chemicals themselves on why they should win, or read The Toxie Diaries, blog posts from the chemicals on what they’ve been up to.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s