Thursday, January 15, 2009
I am always up for a good debate and I will be honest I have not done lots of homework on this --so I am throwing it out there in hopes of getting some great insight!
It seems that there is a whole lot of uproar regarding the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's attempt to protect our children. I do understand the impact of some of the regulations on small businesses, thrift shops, etc... BUT what about protecting our children. Where is it safe and not safe.
I personally buy most clothing from thrift shops and I would really prefer that my children not be exposed to lead (or other chemical) filled clothing. I am aware and try to know what things to look for BUT I do not think that all people shopping at thrift shops are going to be this choosy, which means there will still be children exposed to these chemicals. Why is this okay? Whose responsibility is it to stop these actions.
The bottom line is there is a cycle, if we stop these products from entering our consumer circle then eventually they will be eliminated but in the mean time we have a problem. Who are we protecting the small businesses, thrift shops and a like or our children?
So go ahead, lets hear what you have to say, maybe (hopefully) I am missing something that will make this debate crystal clear to me but right now I am on the fence.
Posted by Amy @ Six Flower Mom at 7:03 AM