29 May '11, 4pm
A mom speaks out:
Gretchen Dahlkemper-Alfonso (right) speaks to a crowd in Philadelphia about the importance of EPA's mercury safeguards. Photo credit: Sierra Club Gretchen Dahlkemper-Alfonso is a mother of a toddler and is eight-months pregnant with her second child. When it comes to protecting her children and taking precautions on their behalf, she doesn't skip anything. "I do not ignore the facts. I make sure to feed them healthy food, use plastic toys and bottles that are BPA-free, and baby-proof every drawer in my house down to the last knob," said the Philadelphia mom. And yet, she's angry because despite all those precautions she takes for her children's health, "toxins from all angles are invading my body."