Over 4000 Americans Sign Petition Telling Agency Not To Ban Antibacterial Hand Soaps
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Smart Girl Politics delivered a petition -- with 4,265 signatures -- to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oppose any plans it might have to ban certain types of germ killing hand soaps. Smart Girl Politics organized the petition in response to a proposed ban on a chemical called Triclosan, a key ingredient in anti-bacterial soaps and other personal care products which have been used since the 1950s to safely prevent the spread of bacteria in schools, nursing homes, hospitals, and homes. The EPA is considering the ban on Triclosan in response to a request by two environmental groups to outlaw the germ fighting chemical.
"First President Obama tried to force everyone into a government run healthcare program, and now he is trying to tell us what kinds of soap we have to use," says Stacy Mott, President and Founder of Smart Girl Politics. "Environmental organizations shouldn't be allowed to dictate to the government or anyone else about what types of soap we can purchase. If we willingly allow the government to control what we can or cannot put in our soap dish, what is next?"
Smart Girl Politics is a non-profit organization for conservative women activists. The organization advocates for their key principles of limited government, lower taxes and fiscal and personal responsibility.
To view the Smart Girl Politics petition, go to: http://www.handsoffepa.com.
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To read more about the EPA's ban, go to: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-30850.pdf.
SOURCE Smart Girl Politics