Valentine’s Day actress Jessica Alba knows all too well how important it is to protect your children from danger. After startling facts were revealed when she was researching a safe baby environment for her daughters, she has made it a goal to educate others on the dangers or chemicals lurking in our daily lives.
“I was shocked,” the 30-year-old star admits to HealthySELF. “There are so many toxic chemicals — not just obvious ones like bleach — in crib mattresses and baby shampoo that are known and proven to be harmful to be people’s health.”
Figuring that “there’s gotta be a better way than to shop around the problem,” Jessica decided to join the “mom-led” Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families group that is currently petitioning Congress to pass the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which would ensure that companies test chemicals before using them in consumer products.
As a result of her findings, the mother-of-two has even altered her beauty regime and that of her children.
“My daughter, she’s big on nail polish (she’s 3 and a half). We use non-toxic nail polish. I try to use as much non-toxic makeup as possible, certainly on my lips because I kiss my kids.”
She also avoids puchasing “anything made with petroleum or formaldehyde, or anything derivative of petroleum-based products.”
Good for you Jessica!